[etherlab-users] unofficial ec_igb driver for kernel 4.19 from Gavin Lambert likely leaks memory

Michael Reeder mr at datatroniq.com
Tue Jan 14 12:01:15 CET 2020

Hi All,

we are using the Etherlab master with the newest patches from Gavin 
Lambert (changeset 12:8ea39404a2e8, 
http://hg.code.sf.net/u/uecasm/etherlab-patches/rev/8ea39404a2e8 ) which 
include a native ec_igb driver for kernel 4.19.

Unfortunately I found that when starting the Etherlab master with this 
driver, free memory on the system is constantly decreasing. This doesn't 
happen when the generic driver is used we assume the igb driver has some 
memory leak.

Did anybody also uses this driver and experienced the same behavior?


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