RLk:0B (and staying that way)

October 24th, 2007

So, some time ago dbaron got RLk down to 0 bytes on our leak test box.  Sometime after that, we deployed the new Linux reference platform, only to have that go back up to 8 bytes.  Turns out it was my fault, a string wasn’t being freed in the crash reporter code.  The crash reporter must not have been enabled on the previous reference platform.  I’ve made amends and fixed this, and I also checked in rhelmer’s patch to make the leak test boxes turn orange if RLk goes above zero, so we should be able to hold the line on this per our test failure policy.  For comparison, on the 1.8 branch we leak up to 45KB(!) per test run.

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