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Date:	Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:03:31 +0100
From:	Markus Trippelsdorf <>
Cc:	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Paul Mackerras <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Subject: Re: "perf top -g" leaking ~300MB per second.

On 2014.12.13 at 09:48 +0100, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> Running "perf top -g" built from current Linus tree apparently leaks
> ~300MB of memory every second an my machine.

Hmm, this is a much older problem. I just noticed this the first time
To reproduce: Compile some application in the background (make -j4 in my
case) and run "perf top -g". Perf will continue to accumulate memory
until the system starts to swap and the OOM killer eventually kicks in.

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