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Bug 86296 - huge memory leak in watch
Summary: huge memory leak in watch
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: procps
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-19 04:51 UTC by Adam Thompson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-08-21 21:17:44 UTC

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Description Adam Thompson 2003-03-19 04:51:42 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
use of 'watch' utility to watch *any* program's output appears to cause it to 
use up memory at a rate of approximately 1 Mbyte/sec.

This naturally causes system instability when one leaves watch running in a 
terminal during a long (overnight) process...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run 'watch' agains any program
2. watch RAM leak away...
3. use reset button to reboot system

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-03-19 08:23:53 UTC
I don't see this in 2.0.11-4. Can you test the version in RAWHIDE?

Comment 2 Adam Thompson 2003-08-21 21:17:44 UTC
cannot reproduce in RH9.0 or 2.1AS, and I no longer have any RH8.0 system

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