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    SubjectRe: what is using memory?
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    On Monday 11 June 2001 04:20, Jonathan Morton wrote:
    > >My box has
    > >
    > >320280K
    > >
    > >from proc/meminfo
    > >
    > > 17140 buffer
    > >123696 cache
    > > 32303 free
    > >
    > >leaving unaccounted
    > >
    > >123627K
    >
    > This is your processes' memory, the inode and dentry caches, and possibly
    > some extra kernel memory which may be allocated after boot time. It is
    > *very* much accounted for.

    No its not. For instance the slab caches encompass the inode and dentry
    caches. Point I was/am tring to make is not that this memory is lost or
    not need, but that is it _not_ accounted. ie. There is not way to tell
    what is using it, hense we cannot see leaks or places that could be
    optimized.

    I have attempted to count all memory I could. The 123M is what is left in
    the kernel overhead bucket...

    Ed Tomlinson
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