Memory leak in FR 2.1.10 and 2.2.0 ?

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Jan 8 14:55:19 CET 2013

Philippe MARASSE wrote:
> I'm experiencing an infinitely growth of memory footprint of freeradius
> process in our production environment (of course, in our test env.
> everything goes right).

  That's an issue.

> As I cannot reproduce this on my test environment by using eapol_test, I
> suspect alcatel frames to trigger a kind of memory leak in freeradius.


> I collected different things :
>  - pcap of eap-md5 exchange between freeradius and a switch
>  - valgrind log on my production server
>  - pidstat showing memory usage of freeradius process

  So... what were the results?

  Did valgrind say anything useful?

  The main issue is that the memory might not be leaked.  It might be
referenced, but unused.  That's much harder to track down.

  Alan DeKok.

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