Bug 141184 - Huge memory leak
Huge memory leak
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: wireless-tools (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2004-11-29 15:06 EST by Kevin Otte
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-29 21:22:38 EST
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Description Kevin Otte 2004-11-29 15:06:35 EST
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Description of problem:
NetworkManager, when left unattended, will grow to absurd memory

The following is after 5 days of idle:

$ top -b -n 1 | grep NetworkManager
 2792 root      15   0  454m 130m 3188 S 0.0 52.2  11:29.45 NetworkManager

The resident size of this process constitutes over half the physical
RAM in the machine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start NetworkManager
2. Walk away
3. Come back after a time and check memory usage

Actual Results:  RAM usage is absurdly high.

Expected Results:  RAM usage to be something a bit more sane.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2004-11-29 21:22:38 EST
This leak is actually in wireless-tools, I'll make sure the version in
RHEL4 has the required fix...

Ok, fix will be built into RHEL4 as:

Its already in Rawhide (27-0.pre25.4) and FC3-updates (27-0.pre25.3).

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