Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#103 closed defect (worksforme)

Running some of the kernel tests leaks memory

Reported by: Jakub Jermář Owned by: Jakub Jermář
Priority: major Milestone: 0.5.0
Component: helenos/kernel/generic Version: mainline
Keywords: Cc:
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Running some of the kernel tests such as slab2 from the kconsole leaks memory as can be shown by the zones command run before and after the test.

Change History (6)

comment:1 by Jakub Jermář, 15 years ago

Component: unspecifiedkernel/generic

comment:2 by Jakub Jermář, 15 years ago

It may seem that in the case of the slab2 test, the memory is not released by the slab allocator as explained in the comment in slab.c. That is true, but the memory leaks even when the cached memory is reclaimed back:

1) after boot, I let the memory pressure settle so that the zones command gives the constant values; in my case this was 29249 free frames in one of the zones.

2) test slab2

3) the zones command shows only 28962 free frames

4) I run:

call1 generic/src/mm/slab.o:slab_reclaim 1

5) the zones command shows 29221 free frames, which is still 28 frames (112KiB) less than before the slab2 test

comment:3 by Jakub Jermář, 15 years ago


Retargeting this for 0.5.0 in the eve of 0.4.1 release.

comment:4 by Jakub Jermář, 13 years ago

Owner: set to Jakub Jermář
Status: newassigned

comment:5 by Jakub Jermář, 13 years ago


comment:6 by Jakub Jermář, 12 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: assignedclosed

Interestingly, the latest mainline does not exhibit this problem. I killed klog to eliminate its effect on the free memory and repeated the above tests (twice) and each time, after reclaiming the memory, I got to the initial state. The problem got probably fixed as a side effect of some other changes that went in during the past 3 years.

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