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Re: Memory leak in 2.6.11-rc1?

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Memory leak in 2.6.11-rc1?
From: Russell King <rmk+lkml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 00:17:01 +0000
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 12:33:26PM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> So they won't be listed in /proc/net/rt_cache (since they've been
> removed from the lookup table) but they will be accounted for in
> /proc/net/stat/rt_cache until the final release is done on the
> routing cache object and it can be completely freed up.
> 
> Do you happen to be using IPV6 in any way by chance?

Yes.  Someone suggested this evening that there may have been a recent
change to do with some IPv6 refcounting which may have caused this
problem.  Is that something you can confirm?

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Russell King
 Linux kernel    2.6 ARM Linux   - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
 maintainer of:  2.6 PCMCIA      - http://pcmcia.arm.linux.org.uk/
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