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Bug 51257 - Lynx leaks memory.
Lynx leaks memory.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lynx (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-08-08 15:55 EDT by Kedar N Patankar
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-08 15:56:06 EDT
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Description Kedar N Patankar 2001-08-08 15:55:58 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
When I use lynx to download a *huge* file (Latest Redhat beta iso images) 
over ftp, it leaks memory.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use lynx to download a huge file (650MB in my case).

Actual Results:  After about 300MB of download, the process killer from 
2.4.x kernel kicks in and (correctly) kills lynx for consuming too much 

Expected Results:  Lynx should be able to download as big files as my disk 
allows over ftp w/o problems.

Additional info:

I am running a 600MHz Duron on an FIC AZ11e motherboard, and 256MB of 
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-09 09:35:54 EDT
This information won't be very useful if you're trying to download the new 
beta, but it's fixed in the current beta. ;)
Just downloaded the isos using lynx and its memory usage never exceeded 4 MB.

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