netstat in RHEL has a memory leak when run with -c option

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Issue

  • netstat has a memory leak when run with -c option
  • We had user run this for 4 days and it grew to over 8 Gig on a 64 bit box.  Caused OOM and the box rebooted.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (all versions)

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