It is not just a dump. This behavior is evident within most
operations that touch the filesystem.
Examples include compiling, untarring, samba, etc.
On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 12:41:52PM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > Hey,
> > I just compiled linux-2.4-xfs 24/05/2001 16:30 GMT.
> > The large memory consumption issue still exists. The previous
> > snapshot of /proc/slabinfo is accurate.
> > Any suggestions?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > -Tom Carroll
> OK, if the machine survives the failing dump process does the filesystem
> unmount afterwards? I will go an run some quick tests, but it smells of
> a reference count leak - dump uses a backdoor open function rather
> than pathnames, this is probably where the problem is.