Re: 2.0.26 and netstat

Stephen Costaras (
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 19:04:32 -0600 (CST)

> while running netstat, on redhat 4.0 w/ 2.0.26, with the command:
> netstat -c |& grep -v |& grep -v "no support"
> (under tcsh)
> the process size grows by about ~20k an itteration (the -c switch
> says repeat the netstat command adnasium)
> I'm wondering iffen it's just a netstat problem, or iffen something
> in the pipes or /proc is leaking mem.

It's a problem with netstat itself. I've seen this problem w/ netstat
even back in v1.2.13 days. It does not appear to free up memory correctly
that it grabs. I was never able to get a hold of the author though.