2.6.15-1.1955_FC5 memory leak?

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Sun Mar 19 21:48:53 UTC 2006

On Sunday 05 March 2006 13:58, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:
> On Friday 03 March 2006 09:57, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:
> > Below is the output of running uptime immediately after free on two
> > occasions.   The buffers, cached, and free memory numbers have decreased.
> >  Does this indicate a leak?  The machine is totally idle, I have had a
> > single ssh session open for all this time, no-one else has logged in, and
> > it's not being used for any server tasks apart from light DNS serving.
> My machine in question has just run out of memory and crashed.  It had been
> operating OK until I tried to copy a set of Fedora ISO files to it's NFS
> share.  I conclude that the bugs which Steve fixed were not the ones that
> afflict my machine.
> I'm now upgrading it to 2.6.15-1.2009.4.2_FC5, I'll see if that fixes it.

The machine in question has been running 2.6.15-1.2032.2.3_FC5.lspp.12 for 
over 8 days now with no sign of a memory leak (and incidentally the load on 
the machine has increased).  I believe that 2.6.15-1.2032.2.3_FC5.lspp.12 has 
fixed the memory leak problems I experienced.

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