[Snort-devel] Possible Memory Leak?

Steve Halligan agent33 at ...269...
Tue Apr 17 13:30:42 EDT 2001


Ditto to this.  Running since a restart yesterday and up to 40M...
-Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Len Burns [mailto:lenb at ...122...]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:02 PM
> To: Martin Roesch
> Cc: Erek Adams; Snort Developers List
> Subject: Re: [Snort-devel] Possible Memory Leak?
> 
> 
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Martin Roesch wrote:
> 
> > As the tcp stream reassembler and IP defragmenter start analyzing
> > traffic they start to eat memory to keep state and store 
> packets.  It
> > should steady down after a while to a pretty static size, 
> see how long
> > it takes to get to a value like 14MB and see if remains relatively
> > steady there....
> I have had a snort session running since Saturday evening, the good
> news is, it has not crashed, but I do think we have a leak.  From top:
> 2183 root       4    0   111M   62M sleep   119:48  3.81%  3.81% snort
> It has been steadily growing.  I have let it run, because it is on a
> test box where it can do no harm.
> 
> -Len
> 
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