Generally speaking, a memory leak is caused when some resource or process in the router allocates some memory for it's use ("MALLOC" is short for Memory Allocation") but doesn't return it, or doesn't return all of it.
Over some period of time, the pool of memory available gets smaller and smaller (or, more likely, framgmented - the memory is there, but in such small chunks that it can't be used ... not a contiguous block) until some process needs some memroy and can't get it.
That's what the line "%SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 24 bytes failed from 0x6040AC34, pool Processor, alignment 0 " is indicating.
When you reboot the router, you reset everything back to "brand new" and the leak process starts all over again.
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