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    SubjectRe: 2.2.11: Complicated memory leak...
    Frank Horowitz wrote:
    > Just compiled/installed 2.2.11 in a more-or-less stock RedHat
    > 6.0 SMP (dual Celeron) system (modulo using the XFree86 3.3.4 RPMs
    > from RawHide). Symptom: after about 5 minutes, the system totally
    > runs out of memory (256Mb RAM and 256Mb swap) producing numerous "out
    > of memory" messages before total lockup. The pre-crash behavior is
    > quite evident in xosview, top, etc. etc.

    Similar behavior here, but I was actually showing close to 40M memory free in
    'top' when /bin/bash started reporting "Can't fork" errors (no memory!). This
    on a busy NFS and Intranet server that does not run X11 or any client software.

    So it appears that fragmentation is a problem too. Backing back down to 2.2.10
    was the only way to solve it.

    Guess that means I wait for 2.2.12 (I don't run patched kernels on our
    mission-critical servers unless there's no avoiding it)...

    -E

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