Bug 22196 - /sbin/minilogd leaks memory, 160M in 12 hours
Summary: /sbin/minilogd leaks memory, 160M in 12 hours
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-13 02:34 UTC by Jaroslaw Sosnicki
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:17 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-13 04:19:06 UTC
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Description Jaroslaw Sosnicki 2000-12-13 02:34:46 UTC
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 2000-12-13 04:19:02 UTC
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 20:42:55 UTC
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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