[SHR-U] WiFi-related memory leak

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Fri Feb 19 10:25:50 CET 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 09:42 +0100, omcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:18:32 -0800 (PST)
> vancel35 <vancel at thespazcat.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I don't know if what I saw was the same problem, but I left mine on my wifi
> > ovenight and when I woke up, it wasn't responding very quickly, but as far
> > as I know, nothing had been killed.
> > 
> > I didn't even think about the Wifi being the problem.  If it's data-related,
> > I probably didn't have enough data passing to cause a problem.
> > 
> > -Laura
> I've had something similar, compiling a big project on the Freerunner with swap enabled, wifi on.
> Before I started, some RAM was free, after it finished (about 6h), and I closed all programs to match the previous state, the system was much less responsive, RAM was nearly full and 50MB of swap was used. All programs seemed to have normal reserved memory footprints.
> The above details are not to be trusted, I could have overlooked something important.
> Maybe it has something to do with memory fragmentation? Or maybe it's sd-related?
> Cheers,
> rhn

There was a report a while back of logs (which are on a tmpfs and
therefore subtract from memory) filling up and causing problems.  When
on wifi is the FR generating lots of messages?  What does "free" and "df
-h" report?


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