Bug 22196 - /sbin/minilogd leaks memory, 160M in 12 hours
/sbin/minilogd leaks memory, 160M in 12 hours
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-12 21:34 EST by Jaroslaw Sosnicki
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-12 23:19:06 EST
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Description Jaroslaw Sosnicki 2000-12-12 21:34:46 EST
I am running Linux ns1 2.4.0-0.43.4smp #1 SMP Fri Dec 8 13:24:16 EST 2000
i686 unknown

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
/sbin/minilogd file
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-12 23:19:02 EST
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.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-29 15:42:55 EST
initscripts-5.60-1 will have an upper bound on how much memory minilogd
will use, even though it's not technically a bug.

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