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SubjectRe: 2.2.11: Complicated memory leak...
On Thu, 12 Aug 1999, CaT wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 11:11:13PM -0400, Marques Johansson wrote:
> > On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > > > My PC is configured as NIS client. Currently I am running the
> > > > Potato Debian distribution, i.e. the C lib is glibc 2.1, and
> > > > the kernel has been compiled with gcc 2.95.
> > > >
> > > > After about 5 minutes or so ypbind, getty and other important jobs
> > > > die with 'out of memory'. Only the reset button helps.
> > >
> > > Next question. Is everyone seeing this using gcc 2.95
> >
> > i have 2 Debian potato systems with gcc version 2.95 19990728 (release)
> > - both running 2.2.11-ac2 with nis and various *gettys ...
> >
> > one system is dual p166 smp kernel 90mb ram, the other 333celeron 64mb
> > ram.
> >
> > no leak here...
>
> Somewhat butchered redhat 6.0 with glibc 2.1, gcc 2.95 and 2.2.11 kernel
> compiled with gcc 2.95 and -march=pentiumpro.
>
> been up for a day so far (not cos it crashed previously) and things
> are looking groovy.

(anyone having the leak troubles)

Have you seen the problem with free showing 4G of buffers or such? If
you see that, (and if it _does_ have the same consequences as in 2.3.x)
death isn't far away. I made a booboo in 2.3.x in using try_to_free_buffers
which caused the exact symptoms reported for 2.2.11. MM gets very upset
(murderously so) when buffermem doesn't get updated properly ;)

The symptoms were remarkably similar, so I thought I'd mention it as
something to watch for.

-Mike


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