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    SubjectRe: memory leak?
    On 21 Jul 2002, Måns Rullgård wrote:

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

    > 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.

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

    See /proc/slabinfo for the numbers, the memory is most likely
    being used in the dentry_cache, the inode_cache and in buffer
    heads.

    This memory will be reclaimed when the system needs it.

    regards,

    Rik
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