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Bug 47709 - memory leak in redhat 7.0
memory leak in redhat 7.0
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-release (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-07-06 12:36 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 12:36:10 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-07-06 12:36:07 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 98)

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 01:12:57 EDT
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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