If a file or directory in /proc is kept open after a task has exited, its inode retains a reference to the task struct, thus preventing a large chunk of memory from being freed. Under the right workload, staggering amounts of ram can be eaten by dead task structs that are being pinned by /proc inodes.
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*** Bug 591205 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 604777 ***