Bug 77333 - /proc memory leaks
/proc memory leaks
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jason Baron
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-05 02:29 EST by Nakai
Modified: 2013-03-06 00:55 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-02-14 15:59:29 EST
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
linux-2.4.9-e.8-generic.c.patch (1.35 KB, patch)
2002-11-05 02:30 EST, Nakai
no flags Details | Diff
This is the patch that was checked into the errata release (1.12 KB, patch)
2002-12-17 10:46 EST, Steve Dickson
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2002:319 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated kernel fixes kswapd performance problem and includes updated drivers 2002-10-08 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Nakai 2002-11-05 02:29:35 EST
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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 02:30:20 EST
Created attachment 83684 [details]
Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2002-11-14 15:48:18 EST
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 10:46:31 EST
Created attachment 88782 [details]
This is the patch that was checked into the errata release
Comment 4 Nakai 2003-01-15 05:20:04 EST
Thee is no 2.1AS errata kernel which has this fix.
Comment 5 Nakai 2003-01-15 05:27:28 EST
Comment 6 John Flanagan 2003-02-14 15:59:29 EST
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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