Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86296
huge memory leak in watch
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
use of 'watch' utility to watch *any* program's output appears to cause it to
use up memory at a rate of approximately 1 Mbyte/sec.
This naturally causes system instability when one leaves watch running in a
terminal during a long (overnight) process...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run 'watch' agains any program
2. watch RAM leak away...
3. use reset button to reboot system
I don't see this in 2.0.11-4. Can you test the version in RAWHIDE?
cannot reproduce in RH9.0 or 2.1AS, and I no longer have any RH8.0 system