[OpenAFS] Memory leak with 1.4.1 modules on Linux 2.6.16
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:47:16 +0100
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I have found a situation that can lead to a big memory leak with the
openafs modules on Linux, until all RAM is exhausted and the machine
start to trash memory and swap, until death. It's a known problem?
I have mounted the volume root.afs inside a directory,=20
"fs mkmount -dir /afs/cell/dir/new_cells -vol root.afs" ,=20
so I could create a mount point for the root.afs of a foreign cell. =20
But I forget to destroy it in the end, "fs rmmount /afs/cell/dir/new_cells".
When my backup system started, amanda using gnu tar, to backup my
cell of afs, it backed up /afs/cell/dir/new_cells by mistake. The
kernel in the machine that ran tar on the /afs/cell/dir/new_cells
directory, started to eat all the available memory. If I reboot or
stop openafs client, everything is OK. All the memory is reclaimed by
the kernel to be used by the normal programs. I don't have privileges
to backup the foreign cell, only my local cell.
After doing "fs rmmount /afs/cell/dir/new_cells" everything went
OK, and the backups run as usually, without memory leaks.
Output of important commands with the memory leak.
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1035572 1026832 8740 0 816 7480
-/+ buffers/cache: 1018536 17036
Swap: 11719396 27472 11691924
Cache Num Total Size Pages
size-1024(DMA) 0 0 1024 4
size-1024 869512 869512 1024 4
size-512(DMA) 0 0 512 8
size-64 219543 219657 64 59
size-32 24615 25312 32 113
I know the mix of versions of openafs software I use in my servers and
clients is not perfect, but have worked until now without problems.
Here is the list.
1.4.1 and 1.4.0 - from Debian recompiled to work with Debian stable
A modestia =E9 uma das minhas inumeras virtudes.
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