[bash or DLL] Memory leak in childs

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Thu Jul 21 18:37:00 GMT 2011

On 7/21/2011 9:12 AM, AZ 9901 wrote:


> Following your advice and BLODA documentation, I made tests in a fresh
> / newly installed virtual environment (Windows XP / VirtualBox).
> I did not notice any problem at all.
> So I decided to run tests booting my suffering environment in safe
> mode (F8 at boot time, then safe mode).
> Once again, no problem at all.
> So yes, memory leak is due to background programs which interfer with the OS.
> Unfortunately, it is sometime not possible to find out which component
> is responsible, and to clean it (production environment,
> customers...).
> So, my next question is, do you have any advice to avoid or limit memory leak ?
> - specific bash scripting method / tips ;
> - program to call to free memory ;
> - another method to fork that would avoid memory leak (patched DLL,
> wrokaround...) ;
> - ... ?

Your best bet is to report the problem to the provider of the product
that's interfering.  You should be able to zero in on the product by
booting into safe mode and then turning on, one by one, the services
that safe mode omits and running the test.  When you see the problem
again, you'll know what product is responsible.

Another alternative is to try a snapshot.


There have been some recent changes that could help in your situation.



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