Re: 2.4.22 O_DIRECT memory leak?!?

From: Marcelo Tosatti
Date: Thu Oct 09 2003 - 14:37:59 EST

On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, Magnus Andersson wrote:

> Hello!
> If I open one file a lot of times using the flag O_DIRECT,
> memory seems to be be lost and never given back to the system.
> This is happening on some kernels, see below for which ones I tried.
> Attached program will produce this behavior, also attached
> is the output from vmstat while running the program.


That memory will be freed as soon as there's memory pressure so its not a
memory leak.

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