Thanks to the detailed report. Memory leaks are sadly common, and many have been fixed since Linux 2.6.32. I don't think it's practical to attempt to match up those many fixes against your list of applications. Can you first test whether the current kernel package in testing/unstable (linux-image-3.2.0-3-amd64, version 3.2.21-3) fixes the leak? (You will also need to upgrade linux-base and initramfs-tools, but nothing else, so this should not disrupt your stable installation.) If it is fixed there, perhaps you could then test some of the intermediate kernel versions available from <http://snapshot.debian.org/package/linux-2.6/> (start with 2.6.37 and then go forward or backward) to narrow down when this was fixed upstream. If we know which upstream version fixed the bug, it may be possible to identify the individual fix to be included in a stable update. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Sturgeon's Law: Ninety percent of everything is crap.
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