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    I noticed that doing lots or file accesses causes the used memory to
    increase, *after* subtracting buffers/cache. Here is an example:

    $ free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 773776 30024 743752 0 1992 10424
    -/+ buffers/cache: 17608 756168
    Swap: 81904 0 81904
    $ du > /dev/null
    $ free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 773776 78008 695768 0 26328 10472
    -/+ buffers/cache: 41208 732568
    Swap: 81904 0 81904

    Here 24 MB of memory have been used up. Repeating the du seems to have
    little effect. This directory has ~3200 subdirs and 13400 files.

    After a few hours use about 200 MB are used, apperently for
    nothing. Killing all processed and unmounting file systems doesn't
    help.

    Is this a memory leak? I get the same results with ext2, ext3,
    reiserfs and nfs.

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    Måns Rullgård
    mru@users.sf.net
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