Bug 141184 - Huge memory leak
Summary: Huge memory leak
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: wireless-tools
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2004-11-29 20:06 UTC by Kevin Otte
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-30 02:22:38 UTC


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Description Kevin Otte 2004-11-29 20:06:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
NetworkManager, when left unattended, will grow to absurd memory
utilization.

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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NetworkManager-0.3.1-3

How reproducible:
Always

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 2004-11-30 02:22:38 UTC
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:
wireless-tools-27-0.pre25.4.EL4

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


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