Re: kernel memory leak?

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 17:54:00 EST


> I sent this out yesterday, and never got a reply. Normally, I'd be far more
> patient, but I'm afraid that by now people have forgotten about it, and I'm
> under a LOT of pressure by management to get this fixed soon.
> To recap my previous e-mail, every time I access a file, 4k of memory gets
> allocated, and never gets freed, to the point of eventually triggering the
> OOM killer. I don't know nearly enough about the VM to debug this myself,
> so even a pointer to where to start looking would be helpful.

Write C code to reproduce this on normal machine, and post it to
bugtraq (its DoS, after all). Pretty aggresive but sure to get fixed

The same without going bugtraq should suffice, through.

I'm "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
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