Huge memory leak, probably related to making new processes

Lewis Hyatt
Tue Oct 2 22:09:00 GMT 2007

wimxa wrote:
> Try executing:
> find -exec echo {} \;
> Simple command. This one, however, leaks at about 5kB/s. I tried the
> following:

How do you know it is leaking memory? If you are looking at Windows Task 
Manager or some similar program, then you're probably just being misled. 
The OS will automatically free the memory from each "echo" process after 
it terminates, but it may not always immediately report it as available.


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