Bug 103286 - redhat-config-network leaks memory
redhat-config-network leaks memory
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2003-08-28 11:27 EDT by Pascal Haakmat
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.3.26-1
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 08:47:36 EDT
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Description Pascal Haakmat 2003-08-28 11:27:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
When left running for a long period of time redhat-config-network will consume
all the memory in the system:
22148 root      15   0  373M 141M    72 S     0.4 76.0   2:00   0 redhat-config-n


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat-config-network-1.2.0-2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start redhat-config-network (or neat) in X. 
2. Open a few dial up connections and close them (not sure if this step is
necessary).
3. Leave the redhat-config-network window open for a few days.


Actual Results:  All the memory in the system is consumed and the system becomes
almost totally unresponsive.

Expected Results:  The memory use of redhat-config-network should not increase.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-08-28 11:37:05 EDT
hmm.. true... does this happen also with this update?
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2003-183.html

I'll try to verify this.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2003-08-28 11:39:30 EDT
btw, you may use
redhat-control-network
to activate/deactivate devices..
Comment 3 Pascal Haakmat 2003-08-28 17:58:11 EDT
redhat-config-network-1.2.15-1 does not fix the problem as far as I can tell:

$ while true; do ps -o"sz,comm" | grep redhat-config-n | awk '{ print $1 };' >>
/tmp/redhat-config-network-memuse; sleep 60; done
^C
$ cat /tmp/redhat-config-network-memuse
6033
6036
6040
6044
6048
6052
6055
6059
6063
6068
$

i.e. memory use increases monotonically.
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2003-10-21 10:14:01 EDT
did you also update the rhpl package?
Comment 5 Pascal Haakmat 2003-10-21 15:24:38 EDT
Yes, the rhpl was upgraded:

$ rpm -q rhpl redhat-config-network
rhpl-0.93.4-1
redhat-config-network-1.2.15-1

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