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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-18 size-4096 memory leaks

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 09:29, yuval yeret wrote:

> I saw a discussion around similar problems in 2.6.0 (2.6.0-test5/6 (and
> probably 7 too) size-4096 memory leak - )
> and an ext3 patch was suggested by Andrew Morton.
> From a brief look the code in 2.4 it seems like the patch might be relevant
> here as well. Is the size-4096 leak a known issue for 2.4 ?
> Is the 2.6 patch applicable in 2.4 as well ?

No. The journal_release_buffer() code is not used, or even enabled, on
2.4. There is one set of patches which can use it on 2.4 --- the EA/ACL
code does, but only for extended attributes, and the leak mentioned
above only affects release_buffer() on bitmap buffers.


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