Memory footprint of dhcpd process steadily increasing

sthaug at sthaug at
Fri Apr 24 08:05:24 UTC 2009

> > > I've had a look at the code in failover.c, but I'm not good at 
> > > programming at all. Could you please tell us non programming people 
> > > exactly what line goes in where in the code?
> > 
> > As far as I can see it should be something like the following. I am
> > testing 4.1.1b1 with this patch now.
> Initial tests of this patch look very promising. Now we just need to
> let the DHCP servers run a couple of weeks without restart, to verify
> that the memory consumption of the dhcpd process stays the same.

It hasn't been a couple of weeks yet - but the previous memory leak
trend was very visible, and is now totally gone. I think we can say
that this problem is solved!

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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