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Re: Memory continusely increase

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Memory continusely increase
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:51:20 -0500
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On 12/19/18 1:10 AM, jake wrote:
> Hi all,
> I did a test about run a bash scriplt never quit,but met a memory usage
> issue that cause used memory continuous increase.
> This issue was present in bash-3.2.x, bash-4.0.x, bash-4.1.x, bash-4.2.x,
> bash-4.3.x. However, This issue was disappeared in bash-4.4.0, I can't trace
> which patch fixed the issue or which new feature was introduced in
> bash-4.4.0.
> Here is bash script:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> #!/bin/bash
> logger "Started testing"
> while(true);do 
>  while (true); do 
>    ls > /dev/null 
>  done
> done

What is the hard limit on the number of processes for a process started in
this environment? (The value of `ulimit -n'.)

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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