lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Wed, 5 Dec 2007 15:09:05 +0100 (CET)
From:	Krzysztof Oledzki <>
cc:	Thomas Osterried <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Nick Piggin <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [Bug 9182] Critical memory leak (dirty pages)

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, wrote:

> changed:
>           What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Component|Other                       |Other
>      KernelVersion|2.6.22-stable/2.6.23-stable |2.6.20-stable/2.6.22-
>                   |                            |stable/2.6.23-stable
>            Product|IO/Storage                  |Memory Management
>         Regression|0                           |1
>            Summary|Strange system hangs        |Critical memory leak (dirty
>                   |                            |pages)

After additional hint from Thomas Osterried I can confirm that the problem 
I have been dealing with for half of a year comes from continuous dirty 
pages increas: (in 1 KB 

So, after two days of uptime I have ~140MB of dirty pages and that 
explains why my system crashes every 2-3 weeks.

Best regards,

 				Krzysztof Olędzki

Powered by blists - more mailing lists