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SubjectRe: perf: kernel memory leak when inherit enabled
On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Vince Weaver wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
>
> > Em Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 06:27:19PM -0400, Vince Weaver escreveu:
> > > On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Vince Weaver wrote:
> > > >
> > > > While trying to use perf events with inherit enabled to profile some
> > > > multi-threaded BLAS routines (using PAPI) I ended up out-of-memorying my
> > > > machine. It turns out you can quickly leak gigabytes of kernel memory
> > > > that isn't freed when the process exits.
> > >
> > > I've bisected this. There's a whole day I'll never see again. binutils
> > > 2.21 and gcc-4.5 for the lose :(
> > >
> > > Anyway this memory leak with inherit was introduced in
> > > 4fd38e4595e
>
> This changeset was reverted already in
> e3174cfd2a1e28fff774681f00a0eef3d31da970
> yet somehow that didn't fix the inherit mem-leak.

I see, a new fix was made immediately after the revert,
050735b08ca8a016bbace4445fa025b88fee770b
which probably immediately re-introduced the problem, which is why
git bisect didn't catch this. I'm away from my test machine so I'll
have to wait until tomorrow before I can investigate more.

Vince
vweaver1@eecs.utk.edu


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