Steve Lord wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-07-10 at 10:04, Vincent Cassi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a small program that take a buffer and copy it in a file.
> > If (and only if) the flag O_DIRECT is given to the open command, a
> > memory leak appeares.
> > The /proc/meminfo file, show the free memory going down each time that
> > the program is running.
> > The average of the memory leak is 160 kBytes with a buffer of 80 Meg
> > Bytes.
> > The buffer is alligned and mlocked before the write.
> > The system used: Mandrake: 8.2
> > XFS: 2.0.0-1 mdk
> > linux: 2.4.18
> > What I'm doing wrong ???
> > Thanks for any help.
> > Vincent
> Is there any chance you can try a cvs kernel, there have been major
> changes in this area since 2.4.18.
> Steve Lord voice: +1-651-683-3511
> Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software email: lord@xxxxxxx
I did new tests with the kernel 2.4.19-rc1 and its corresponding XFS patch.
It looks like the memory leak is still there but a lot smaller.