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Cisco Bug: CSCsy78994 - Memory leak in installer thread under Service Task

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Mar 05, 2018

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  • Cisco IOS

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Memory leak in Service Task. On a Catalyst 6500 switch with dual supervisors running an installed ION image, Service Task (usually Task id: 4) of ios-base process increasingly consumes available free memory without relinquishing it any time.

This may be triggered when issuing <CmdBold>show install running<noCmdBold> or <CmdBold>show install tag<noCmdBold>. <CmdBold>show install running<noCmdBold> is also included in <CmdBold>show tech-support<noCmdBold>. The leak can also be triggered during other house keeping actions between system processes that invokes registry infrastructure services.
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