Bug 1178247

Summary: irqbalance memory leak
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: David van de Meer <dieskim>
Component: irqbalanceAssignee: Petr Holasek <pholasek>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Andrej Manduch <amanduch>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 6.6CC: dhoward, emcnabb, jeder, mnavrati
Target Milestone: rc   
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Hardware: All   
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Fixed In Version: irqbalance-1.0.7-2.el6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Prior to this update, the /sys/bus/pci/devices file handle was not freed properly if the directory was not available. As a consequence, a memory leak occurred. With this update, the file handle is freed as expected when irqbalance cannot open the directory, and memory leaks no longer occur in the described situation.
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Last Closed: 2015-07-22 06:11:42 UTC Type: Bug
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Description David van de Meer 2015-01-03 04:00:37 UTC
Irqbalance contains a bug in 1.0.4 which causes a memory leak on systems where /sys/bus/pci/devices is not available, such as on some virtual machines. The problem has been filed and a solution is available from irqbalance by simply updating to the latest version of irqbalance - v1.0.8 

https://github.com/Irqbalance/irqbalance/issues/13 [^]

The issue was resolved upstream but the patch does not apply to 1.0.4:
https://github.com/Irqbalance/irqbalance/commit/699deffdd881bf4759f3fcc4d6ee3e018e4c266e [^]

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2015-07-22 06:11:42 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.