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    SubjectRe: 2.6.39-rc4+: Kernel leaking memory during FS scanning, regression?
    On Fri, 29 April 2011 Thomas Gleixner wrote:
    > On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Bruno Prémont wrote:
    > > On Fri, 29 April 2011 Thomas Gleixner wrote:
    > > > On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, john stultz wrote:
    > > > > On Thu, 2011-04-28 at 23:04 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
    > > > > > /me suspects hrtimer changes to be the real culprit.
    > > > >
    > > > > I'm not seeing anything on right off, but it does smell like
    > > > > e06383db9ec591696a06654257474b85bac1f8cb would be where such an issue
    > > > > would crop up.
    > > > >
    > > > > Bruno, could you try checking out e06383db9ec, confirming it still
    > > > > occurs (and then maybe seeing if it goes away at e06383db9ec^1)?
    > > > >
    > > > > I'll keep digging in the meantime.
    > > >
    > > > I found the bug already. The problem is that sched_init() calls
    > > > init_rt_bandwidth() which calls hrtimer_init() _BEFORE_
    > > > hrtimers_init() is called.
    > > >
    > > > That was unnoticed so far as the CLOCK id to hrtimer base conversion
    > > > was hardcoded. Now we use a table which is set up at hrtimers_init(),
    > > > so the bandwith hrtimer ends up on CLOCK_REALTIME because the table is
    > > > in the bss.
    > > >
    > > > The patch below fixes this, by providing the table statically rather
    > > > than runtime initialized. Though that whole ordering wants to be
    > > > revisited.
    > >
    > > Works here as well (applied alone), /proc/$(pidof rcu_kthread)/sched shows
    > > total runtime continuing to increase beyond 950 and slubs continue being
    > > released!
    >
    > Does the CPU time show up in top/ps as well now ?

    Yes, it does (currently at 0:09 in ps for 9336.075 in
    /proc/$(pidof rcu_kthread)/sched)

    Thanks,
    Bruno
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