[OpenAFS] Possible Kernel Memory leak, OpenAFS 1.4.2+, RH3
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 11:42:26 -0500
On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 11:25:56 AM -0500 chas williams - CONTRACTOR
> In message <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>,Kevin
> Hildebrand w rites:
>> Eureka... I've found the problem, there is a missing 'crfree' in
>> 'afs_linux_lookup'. I will submit this as a bug report.
>> I'd still love to know the user-land path that ends up triggering this...
> it means that you have the some volume mounted (atleast) twice and the
> volume (directory) information is already in the linux dentry cache.
> if the afs client finds that you already have a reference to a volume
> and it can't make that reference go away, it returns existing reference.
> as you noticed, this path fails to call crfree().
In fact, we just discovered this on Sunday. For those watching from the
sidelines, Kevin's bug report (with a patch) is #54549 in RT.