Bug 79282 - PUT request body processing leaks memory
PUT request body processing leaks memory
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: httpd (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-12-09 10:23 EST by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-06 13:25:56 EST
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Description Joe Orton 2002-12-09 10:23:46 EST
Memory usage of httpd processes grows proportional to the request body size for
PUT requests.

e.g. send a PUT request with a 400mb request body and watch out for the OOM killer.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2002-12-09 15:52:46 EST
This is known memory leak (or several) in ap_get_client_block(), fixed in Apache
CVS HEAD.
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2003-01-06 13:25:56 EST
Back-ported fixes included in 2.0.40-15.

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