Bug 44637

Summary: memory leak when playing
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Lee Howard <faxguy>
Component: mpg123Assignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 7.1CC: rvokal
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Description Lee Howard 2001-06-14 21:04:24 UTC
On RedHat 7.1 using a Mozart ISA sound card in an Intel P-75 system, 
the "mem free" as observed in 'top' steadily decreases while playing any 
mp3 in the default mpg123.  The memory leak stops when the player stops, 
but the "mem free" does not increase or return to a previous state.

The memory leak still occurs if I change the sound card to a PCI ESS 
Audiodrive.

This does not occur on RedHat 7.0 using a SoundBlaster 16 ISA sound card 
in an AMD K6-2/500 system (playing the same mp3 samples, of course).

Comment 1 Lee Howard 2001-06-15 01:09:41 UTC
Installed RedHat 7.0 on the hardware, and the same problem occurs.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-19 20:37:43 UTC
It's being used for cache. It's completely normal; the cache will be freed
if the memory is needed for something else.