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    SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc7: memory leak?
    On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 01:21:51PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > > If that's the case it would seem to be somewhat of a pain to get and
    > > kind of out of left field as I'd say most people would expect MemFree to
    > > indicate the amount of memory that's no longer freely available
    > > (ignoring swapping it out for simplicities sake).
    >
    > I'm somewhat confused as to what you're saying. How would anyone expect
    > MemFree to be memory that is _not_ freely available?

    I think we have conflicting ideas of what 'freely available' means here
    which is causing the confusion. :)

    > Or are you asking how to compute the amount of freeable memory, that is
    > memory that isn't currently free, but could be freed up under pressure?

    Yes. I think I am. (heh)

    > If that is indeed your question, then yes, thats rather hard as slabinfo
    > and the like don't indicate which buckets have shrinkers (but even if

    Ah. Foo.

    > they would have shrinkers there is no guarantee they'd be able to shrink
    > 100%)

    Whacky.

    :/

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    greatest tribute."
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