Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80069
kernel is "leaking" memory
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:02:10 EST
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Description of problem:
I put kernel-2.4.20-1 (plus all required dependencies hwdata, kudzu,
mkinitrd, modutils) on my otherwise up2date 8.0 system, booted and
watched the swap space constantly growing... The funny thing is, that
it starts allocating swap even when plenty of RAM is still free.
Right after booting and after logging in using Gnome, free shows 24MB
swap already being allocated with appr. 420MB free RAM left (the system
has 512MB RAM). One can then fire up top and sit there watching
allocated swap growing and growing :-(
FWIW, using a vanilla 2.4.20 plus Alan's ac2 patch does not show
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install listed RPMs
3.Watch memory data reported by the "free" program (or use "top")
Actual Results: Allocated swap space is constantly growing, even when nothing
is actively running on the system.
Expected Results: No swap space should be allocated, in other words memory
usage should remain constant if nothing is running on the system.