EAP-TLS Memory Leak

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Thu Nov 13 09:16:26 CET 2008

Alexander Bergmann wrote:
> I've tested my setup with eapol_test from the wpa_supplicant package and
> used it inside an endless loop overnight and the memory usage was 100%
> stable. Then I've noticed that the FreeRADIUS memory usage increases if
> I interrupt the eapol_test tool after it sends the first RADIUS packet.
> This can be done till FreeRADIUS runs out of memory and gets an exception.
> Is this a known problem?

  Hmm... the "max_sessions" configuration entry in eap.conf SHOULD
enforce some limits on memory use.

  Is this set?

  If so, maybe it's an OpenSSL issue, where it's caching more things
behind our back...

  Alan DeKok.

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