I am running Linux ns1 2.4.0-0.43.4smp #1 SMP Fri Dec 8 13:24:16 EST 2000
One of the componens of initscripts-5.52-1 leaks memory, 160M in 12 hours.
I did take peek at the sourcecode found missing calls to memory free
There is no easy way to turn minilogd off short of renaming/removing
Something went horribly horribly wrong and syslogd didn't start
correctly on your machine.
It's technically not leaking; it's just storing all the system
log messages until syslogd starts.
initscripts-5.60-1 will have an upper bound on how much memory minilogd
will use, even though it's not technically a bug.