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Date:	Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:26:35 -0300
From:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
To:	Markus Trippelsdorf <>
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Paul Mackerras <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>
Subject: Re: "perf top -g" leaking ~300MB per second.

Em Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:03:31AM +0100, Markus Trippelsdorf escreveu:
> 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
> today. 
> 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.

Yeap, longstanding problem, try minimizing the problem using a lower

The callchain code was done initially for 'report' and when I made 'top'
reuse the hist_entry code allowing 'top' to collect callchains was too
easy, but then we need to go thru the callchain/hists/hist_entry code to
make sure that they don't leak, will try to do it...

- Arnaldo
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