SUSE Support

Here When You Need Us

Memoryleak in SLES10 SP1 kernel starting

This document (7003141) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2


There had been an issue with slab corruption in SLES10 SP1 kernels prior to The fix for this bug unfortunately introduced a small memory leak that went unnoticed for the rest of the lifetime of SP1. The leak is also in SP2 kernels until All other versions including SLES11 are not affected.


Since there's no fix for SP1 as it is discontinued, the only viable solution is to upgrade to SP2. Make sure installed kernel version is newer than resp. on the ia64 architecture. In general it is a good idea to install the latest released packages.


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7003141
  • Creation Date: 28-Apr-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

< Back to Support Search

For questions or concerns with the SUSE Knowledgebase please contact: tidfeedback[at]

SUSE Support Forums

Get your questions answered by experienced Sys Ops or interact with other SUSE community experts.

Support Resources

Learn how to get the most from the technical support you receive with your SUSE Subscription, Premium Support, Academic Program, or Partner Program.

Open an Incident

Open an incident with SUSE Technical Support, manage your subscriptions, download patches, or manage user access.