Re: Memory leak in 2.1.54

Chris Evans (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 19:52:34 +0100 (BST)

On 9 Sep 1997, Zlatko Calusic wrote:

> I'm also pretty sure last few development kernels have some big
> problems with memory. Looks like kernel looses big amount of memory
> (7-8 MB or even more) and never finds it back.

Sorry for the "me too", but yes 2.1.54 leaks like a bucket.

On another note, I've noticed several 2.0.x fixes haven't made it into
2.1.x. What mechanism is there to ensure fixes get forward-ported to