[klibc] klibc and udev

Kay Sievers kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Mon Aug 14 12:52:17 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-14 at 12:47 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Greg KH wrote:
> > 
> > udevd allocates chunks of memory and then frees them up as time goes on.
> > It also lives for the entire time the machine is running, so it's pretty
> > important that the memory is released back to the system at some time :)
> True, although I wouldn't be entirely surprised if a klibc-linked udevd 
> had a smaller memory footprint than one linked with glibc, even though 
> the former currently doesn't return memory to the system.

On big boxes udevd may allocate several Megabytes of event buffer, if a
lot of devices are created in a short timeframe.


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