Possible init bug

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 25 03:18:48 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 25 January 2011 03:25, James Limbouris wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am using busybox 1.17.1 in an ARM embedded system, and
> I have found a bug in _something_, though it may not be
> busybox itself. When I have a respawn line in my inittab,
> pointing to a non-existent or quickly exiting binary,
> I find that memory is slowly leaked - roughly 12 kB every
> 2 or 3 seconds. The memory doesn't go to any user processes,
> and when the kernel is compiled with kmemleak, I see
> an ever increasing number of kmemleak_object's in
> /proc/slabinfo (but no leaks reported by kmemleak).

And without kmemleak compiled in, what line(s)
in /proc/slabinfo show growth?

Are you sure nothing in top show unbounded growth?

Post "top -bmn1" output when you already see a considerable

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