Bug 128528 - Out-of-Memory while transfering big file with vsftp
Summary: Out-of-Memory while transfering big file with vsftp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vsftpd
Version: 3.0
Hardware: ia32e
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vokal
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-07-24 16:08 UTC by yannis solaris
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-27 11:44:46 UTC

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Description yannis solaris 2004-07-24 16:08:14 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am trying to download a big file (50GB) with vsftp. Every time 
memory usage increases and when it reaches the physical limit the 
system crashes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Normal (default) setup of vsftpd 
2.set RH server as ftp server
3.Start the ftp session from a WIN2000 server 
4.Connect to ftp server as root
5.start the transfer 
6.Memory usage of RH server goes to the limit .... the system crashes 
with out-of-memoty message.

Actual Results:  system crashes with out-of-memoty message.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2004-08-23 09:08:02 UTC
The early Linux 2.6 kernels had a bug in this area - use v2.6.6 or
newer. Also vsftpd-2.0.1 is released. 

Comment 2 Radek Vokal 2005-06-27 11:44:46 UTC
I haven't managed to reproduce it here. Seems to work fine in my test case with
RHEL3 server and FC4 as client. The memory usage was fine during whole transfer.
I'm closing it as WORKSFORME.

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