Bug 47709 - memory leak in redhat 7.0
Summary: memory leak in redhat 7.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-release
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-06 16:36 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 16:36:10 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-07-06 16:36:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am running Redhat 7.0, and have a serious memory leak.  The system 
usually uses around 100 megs of memory when it boots up, but w/out running 
a single program, in hours it's using up nearly all system memory.  (384 
megs)  I can not figure out which process is causing this... when I run 
top, and sort by memory usuage, the X server is using the most memory of 
any process (usually between 40 and 60 megs)
I have not been able to find any memory leak reports on the Redhat web 
site, and I have no idea how to pinpoint this memory leak, any help is 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot system up
2.  Do not run any programs for several hours
3.  Memory usage will climb gradually

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-09 05:12:57 UTC
It's being used for buffers & cache. It's normal; it will be freed
if it's needed for something else.

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