Re: Possible Kernel Memory Leak in 2.0.28

Thomas Koenig (
30 Jan 1997 20:35:02 +0100

In, BrianR <> wrote:

>Is there
>any reason why shared memory belonging to defunct processes is not
>automatically deallocated?

Yes. SYSV IPC is braindead in that regard, and Linux is bug-compatible

BSD and SYSV both have better ways of creating anonymous shared
mappings. Unfortunately [and this is the only field where I really
feel that the Linux kernel is deficient] this doesn't work on Linux.