device driver memory leak in 5.1-20030726?

Lukas Ertl l.ertl at
Mon Jul 28 02:39:15 PDT 2003

On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, John-Mark Gurney wrote:

> Lukas Ertl wrote this message on Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 16:43 +0200:
> > I have different core dumps and backtraces available, but they don't seem
> > to be of much use in this case. I really suspect the USB stuff to be
> > leaking.
> Ok, if you truely think this is the case, recompile w/ USB_DEBUG, and
> after everything is setup, and you see devbuf steadily increasing, set
> the sysctl hw.usb.debug to 7.  Take about 10k or so of that, and send
> it to me.  That should let me know if we are leaking.

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