Bug 1875

Summary: Memory leak: LinuxSocketImpl:Send()/Sendto() with DCE Cradle
Product: dce Reporter: Hajime Tazaki <tazaki>
Component: kernelAssignee: Hajime Tazaki <tazaki>
Status: CLOSED FIXED    
Severity: critical CC: ns-bugs
Priority: P5    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description Hajime Tazaki 2014-03-07 20:30:42 EST
Reported by Siddharth Gangadhar (following email).

When we simulate high speed networks that transfer a large amount of bulk
data over the network (400 Mbps for a length of 1200 seconds), we noticed
that the RAM consumption for the process rises exponentially and reaches
~40-50Gig for the simulation.

Upon further investigation, we noticed that the linux socket does not seem
to delete the temp buffer that it created in the
function LinuxSocketImpl::Send (Ptr<Packet> p, uint32_t flags) in the form
of buf and a delete[] buf would be needed after the write process to
m_kernsock. A similar delete[] buf statement would also need to be added to
int LinuxSocketImpl::SendTo (Ptr<Packet> p, uint32_t flags, const Address

After the above change, we noticed that the RAM usage dropped to 200-300 MB
thus validating our change.

The diff is summarized below:

diff -r 73285fae30f9 model/linux/linux-socket-impl.cc
--- a/model/linux/linux-socket-impl.cc Sun Nov 10 00:37:22 2013 +0900
+++ b/model/linux/linux-socket-impl.cc Fri Mar 07 11:09:31 2014 -0600
@@ -354,7 +354,7 @@
       NS_LOG_INFO ("send returns " << ret << " errno " << Current ()->err);
+  delete[] buf;
   LeaveFakeTask (pid);
   return ret;
@@ -399,6 +399,7 @@
       NS_LOG_INFO ("sendmsg returns " << ret << " errno " << Current
+  delete[] buf;
   LeaveFakeTask (pid);
   return ret;
Comment 1 Hajime Tazaki 2014-03-07 20:49:38 EST
fixed. with the following changeset.

author	Siddharth Gangadhar <siddharth@ittc.ku.edu>
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:47:18 +0900 (2 minutes ago)
changeset 584	feee7d4dbb7a
parent 583	42c40c4370fd