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Re: [libvirt] memory leak in snapshot and since at least 1.0.2?

On 07/26/2013 10:09 AM, Serge Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Serge Hallyn (serge hallyn ubuntu com):
>> Hi,
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libvirt/+bug/1201938 documents
>> a memory leak we're seeing in libvirt.  I've reproduced it in 1.0.2,
>> 1.0.6, and an hourly snapshot from yesterday morning (which is built
>> at https://launchpad.net/~serge-hallyn/+archive/libvirt-mav)
>> To reproduce it, I define and start one domain and run virt-manager
>> locally (just leaving it running in a vnc server).  The RSS as observed
>> by top grows over time, starting at 10M and becoming 87M in about 12
>> hours.
>> When I stop the running vm, the memleak does seem to stop.  Presumably
>> having >1 domain would speed up the memleak (explaining the original
>> bug reporter's woes)
> No, the memory leak did not stop altogether with the VM stopped.  Since
> sending that email RSS has gone up by about 2M.

We recently found a memory leak bug in netcf that impacts debian-based
builds but not Fedora-based builds.  Does your issue go away once you
pick up that fix?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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