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Bug#680550: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: kmalloc-32 memory leak for kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64

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


Ben Hutchings
Sturgeon's Law: Ninety percent of everything is crap.

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