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Re: memory leaks when writing to a file

Isn't it just that the file written is cached?
Examine /proc/meminfo closer or post it here
(version before and after the program is executed)
Also, what filename are you using?
(are you writing to /tmp/, /etc/  or /mnt/flash/ ?)


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Schapira <mschapira@xxxxxxx.com>
To: <dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 8:24 PM
Subject: memory leaks when writing to a file

> When I write to a file from a c++ class , I find that memory leaks occur.
> This is especially true if I make a relatively large number of writes.
> When I execute:
> cat /proc/meminfo
> run the program in question.
> cat /proc/meminfo
> The second /cat/procmeminfo shows that the amount of memory available is
> considerably less.
> I have run some tests and I have determined that writing to the file
> the memory leak.
> I am attaching a .tgz file which will illustrate this problem.
> Please let me know why the memory leak occurs.
> Thanks in advance.
> Mark Schapira
> (See attached file: writetest.tgz)