Bug 77333 - /proc memory leaks
Summary: /proc memory leaks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Baron
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-05 07:29 UTC by Nakai
Modified: 2013-03-06 05:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-14 20:59:29 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
linux-2.4.9-e.8-generic.c.patch (1.35 KB, patch)
2002-11-05 07:30 UTC, Nakai
no flags Details | Diff
This is the patch that was checked into the errata release (1.12 KB, patch)
2002-12-17 15:46 UTC, Steve Dickson
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2002:319 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated kernel fixes kswapd performance problem and includes updated drivers 2002-10-08 04:00:00 UTC

Description Nakai 2002-11-05 07:29:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
/proc memory leaks when it fails to make tunnel devices.
It annoys IPv6 stress tests.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make lots of tunnel devices.
2. Available memory reduces.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nakai 2002-11-05 07:30:20 UTC
Created attachment 83684 [details]

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2002-11-14 20:48:18 UTC
The patch looks bad, just about evey segment is wrong.
First segment frees what it has no business the free.
All others forget to free what proc_create allocated.

Comment 3 Steve Dickson 2002-12-17 15:46:31 UTC
Created attachment 88782 [details]
This is the patch that was checked into the errata release

Comment 4 Nakai 2003-01-15 10:20:04 UTC
Thee is no 2.1AS errata kernel which has this fix.

Comment 5 Nakai 2003-01-15 10:27:28 UTC

Comment 6 John Flanagan 2003-02-14 20:59:29 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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