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SubjectRe: memory leak?
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Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:

> > > This memory will be reclaimed when the system needs it.
> >
> > Does this mean that free and /proc/meminfo are incorrect?
>
> By its own definition proc/meminfo is correct. top could go rummaging in
> /proc/slabinfo but its questionable if it is meaningful to do so. The
> actually "out of memory" case for a virtual memory system is not "no
> memory pages free" nor "no memory or swap free" its closer to "working
> set plus i/o buffers exceeds memory size".

Why can't proc/meminfo report these caches as cached instead of plain
used? Would that be incorrect somehow?

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Måns Rullgård
mru@users.sf.net
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