• Memory leakage

    From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to All on Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:56:31
    Someone mentioned memory leakage here some time ago. I notice that too. It's only one percent or so, of the available 2GB, per week, so not all that important.

    But it builds up over time until I finally need to perform a reboot -- for that reason only. I usually can maintain an uptime of years if
    not for the binkd leak.



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  • From Oli@2:280/464.47 to Bjrn Felten on Sunday, January 23, 2022 13:10:37
    Björn wrote (2022-01-23):

    Someone mentioned memory leakage here some time ago. I notice that too. It's only one percent or so, of the available 2GB, per week, so not all that important.

    But it builds up over time until I finally need to perform a reboot
    -- for that reason only. I usually can maintain an uptime of years if not for the binkd leak.

    Why reboot? Isn't the lost memory freed after binkd has been terminated?

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  • From Alexey Fayans@2:5030/1997 to Bjoern Felten on Sunday, January 23, 2022 15:58:45
    Hello Bjoern!

    On Sun, 23 Jan 2022 at 12:56 +0100, you wrote to All:

    But it builds up over time until I finally need to perform a reboot
    -- for that reason only. I usually can maintain an uptime of years if
    not for the binkd leak.

    If you need to reboot PC to free up memory, then the problem is definitely not with binkd.


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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Oli on Sunday, January 23, 2022 19:55:16
    Why reboot? Isn't the lost memory freed after binkd has been terminated?

    Well, if that was the case, I wouldn't regard it as leakage. No, it isn't. Can it be some cache grabbing that isn't done correctly?

    I've always thought it was related to the badly written WinAPI calls for cache usage, but then I saw someone else mentioning it, so I thought I'd bring it up. As I said -- no big deal.

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Alexey Fayans on Sunday, January 23, 2022 19:57:19
    If you need to reboot PC to free up memory, then the problem is
    definitely not with binkd.

    Thanks for your helpful input. Keep up the good work!



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  • From Oli@2:280/464.47 to Bjrn Felten on Monday, January 24, 2022 20:17:17
    Bj_rn wrote (2022-01-23):

    Why reboot? Isn't the lost memory freed after binkd has been
    terminated?

    Well, if that was the case, I wouldn't regard it as leakage.

    On a modern mainstream OS, the mess is cleaned up after the application has been terminated, but it's still called memory leak.

    No, it isn't. Can it be some cache grabbing that isn't done correctly?

    I've always thought it was related to the badly written WinAPI calls for cache usage, but then I saw someone else mentioning it, so I thought I'd bring it up. As I said -- no big deal.

    What do I know about Windows ... ;).

    The support hotline would suggest to upgrade to the newest version and try again.

    2:203/2's binkd is 7 years old.

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