[klibc] klibc and udev
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Mon Aug 14 13:21:54 PDT 2006
Kay Sievers wrote:
> 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.
Understood. I'll look into memory reclamation. It's not really that
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