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bug#27498: 25.2; Memory leak in M-x shell

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: bug#27498: 25.2; Memory leak in M-x shell
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:17:59 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.2.1

address@hidden writes:

> This is Bug#26952, it's due to using the custom "GNU version of malloc"
> without the "relocating allocater" (there were several bugs with the
> relocating allocater in 25.1).  To fix you can configure with
> REL_ALLOC=yes (this should be okay in 25.2), or use Emacs' master branch
> where the standard system allocater can be used once again.

I have tried this and while the memory consumption still grows as the
buffer fills up (which I suppose is expected), memory is released as
soon as the buffer is killed.

Thank you for the hint!


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