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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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