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[Bug 244866] memory leak in hald-addon-hid-ups (again)



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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=244866


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--- Comment #8 from 18273645 <robin laing drdc-rddc gc ca>  2008-10-27 13:34:18 EDT ---
I had this bring down my old F7 machine last week and found that it is
affecting my F8 machine at work.  15.3% of 8 gig ram over almost 24 days.


I am not using apcupsd but I do have an APC UPS plugged into my work (F8)
system.

On my F7 system, I found that it climbed drastically while formatting a 1.5T
drive with two partitions.  The percentage of memory used went up and as the
percentage of memory went up, SCSI errors started to show up in dmesg.  

I am going to test further and maybe even try to format the drive on my work
machine and see what happens.

>From the F8 machine.

top - 11:29:17 up 23 days, 20:37,  3 users,  load average: 2.35, 2.65, 2.53
Tasks: 180 total,   4 running, 176 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  6.2%us,  1.7%sy, 92.0%ni,  0.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.2%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   8200268k total,  8018200k used,   182068k free,   639644k buffers
Swap:  8385888k total,      120k used,  8385768k free,  3844356k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 5041 root      20   0 1265m 1.2g  620 S    0 15.4   4:49.41 hald-addon-hid-
32446 rlaing    20   0 1264m 653m  28m S   13  8.2   1774:26 firefox

Restarting hald works well and dropped the load on the system as well.

I am passing this information onto our IT staff to check our other systems and
see if it shows up across all versions we are running.

Note, I did see this on an Ubuntu thread as well so it is an upstream issue.

As the bug can actually bring a machine down, the severity of the problem
should be raised.

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