names_cache memory leak in unionfs module

Bug #989675 reported by Mathieu Lafon on 2012-04-27
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linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is a kernel memory leak in the unionfs 1 module which can leak names_cache entries (slab allocated). After a long time, this can lead to a general OOM situation as they will never be freed.

Fix is available since a long time but is not included in hardy.


$ grep names_cache /proc/slabinfo
names_cache 144557 144558 4096 2 2 : tunables 0 0 0 : slabdata 72279 72279 0
( = 564 MB )

Patch for linux-ubuntu-modules included.

Mathieu Lafon (mlafon) wrote :
tags: added: patch
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