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SubjectMemory leak in 2.4.5??
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Hi folks!

When I try to copy large files (let say some iso-image or disk image) over
the network (regardless if nfs, ftp, whatever), the system starts to swap
until it stucks - RESET required.

It is impossible for me to get one large 300MB file to my local harddrive!!

Observations I made:
* No process seems to allocate the memory, buffered/cached memory is very
low. So I assume that the kernel "eats" the memory.

* I tried my tests with a 100 MBit card (3c905) and a 10 MBit card (rtl-8029
based), and it appeared only with the 100MBps card.

The kernel I'm using is a vanilla 2.4.5 with knfsd-patch (from namesys).

Thanks
Alexander Puchmayr

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Alexander Puchmayr
Institut für Theoretische Physik Altenbergerstr. 69, A-4040 Linz
Johannes-Kepler Universitaet Phone: ++43 732/2468-8633
A-4040 Linz, Austria Fax: ++43 732/2468-8585
E-Mail: alexander.puchmayr@jk.uni-linz.ac.at


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