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    SubjectRe: Memory leak in 2.0.33 ??
    On Mon, 22 Dec 1997, Krzysztof Strasburger wrote:

    > >Right now, I have 16M of swap used up, and it keeps getting
    > >worse. It seems when I look at a new web page, the hard disk
    > >starts going wild.
    > >
    > > total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
    > >Mem: 31760384 29810688 1949696 13037568 843776 7430144
    > >Swap: 34058240 15798272 18259968
    > >MemTotal: 31016 kB
    > >MemFree: 1904 kB
    > >MemShared: 12732 kB
    > >Buffers: 824 kB
    > >Cached: 7256 kB
    > >SwapTotal: 33260 kB
    > Hi all...
    > It looks like the swap cache bug. I have posted a fix for it many times
    > to this list and it was even fixed in pre-2.0.31-2, but things look bad.
    > Linus probably decided to keep the bug forever in the kernel. I suppose,
    > it is still present in the 2.1.xx kernels... If you have ram >= swap,
    > swap > 0 - be ready for crash!
    > You can find the fix (for older kernel, but it should be applicable to the
    > newer too) on Linux Mama (

    You can see my RAM/SWAP in the above table. I have 32M RAM, and
    34M swap so SWAP > RAM and your conditions aren't met.
    Nonetheless, I'm still getting a high load avg for no reason.
    Only one copy of PINE running, and Netscape + X. No cron jobs or
    other stuff. Starts out with 8M free memory. I come back after
    10 hours, and it's dug 16M into swap.


    On an IDLE SYSTEM!

    Mike A. Harris | Homepage:
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    System/Network Administrator - John Howard Society, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
    Mark should get a sound card and more ISA slots!!!!!!!! ;o)

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