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Old 03-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
adityakrishnan
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Question Memory Leak


If someone asks me, as a system administrator, How would I eliminate a memory leak if it has occured, how do I answer it.

I know what a memory leak, but I havnt ever come across it in a Unix/Linux environment.

But if I do, What must I do to set it right?
 
Old 03-07-2007, 09:39 AM   #2
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I know what a memory leak, but I havnt ever come across it in a Unix/Linux environment.
There are many open source programs that suffer from memory leaks...read changelogs of projects like KDE, GNOME etc.

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But if I do, What must I do to set it right?
AFAIK, you can't do anything about memory leaks yourself unless you are somehow contributing to a FOSS project. In that case, you can plug the leaks yourself. If you are just a user, you can test for memory leaks and file a bug report and hope it will be fixed pretty soon.

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If someone asks me, as a system administrator, How would I eliminate a memory leak if it has occured, how do I answer it.
Is this an interview question?
 
  


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