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    SubjectRe: [showstopper] Memory leak in 2.2.1
    Hi there,

    sidekick:~# for one in /proc/sys/fs/*; do echo $one : `cat $one`; done
    /proc/sys/fs/dentry-state : 0 96658 45 0 0 0
    /proc/sys/fs/dquot-max : 0
    /proc/sys/fs/dquot-nr : 0 0
    /proc/sys/fs/file-max : 7168
    /proc/sys/fs/file-nr : 4860 3113 7168
    /proc/sys/fs/inode-max : 20480
    /proc/sys/fs/inode-nr : 1268624 3
    /proc/sys/fs/inode-state : 1268624 9 1 0 0 0 0
    /proc/sys/fs/super-max : 256
    /proc/sys/fs/super-nr : 6

    Does the above fall into the same category? I'm talking about the inode-nr
    and inode-state numbers - they are ridiculously big to me. The numbers for
    inode-max and file-max are slightly bumped up. Kernel is 2.2.1. More details
    uppon request :).


    Alexander Viro wrote:

    > On Wed, 3 Feb 1999, Oleg Drokin wrote:
    >
    > > Seems that inode cache that grows in inode.c:419 is never shrinked.
    >
    > What??? Wait... it's grow_inodes() and it looks like we never shrink the
    > damned icache again. Looks like it was always so with possible exception
    > of 2.1.36-2.1.42 when we used slab instead of bare pages. Damn. It's not a
    > leak per se - we just never shrink icache. Now, the fact that you managed
    > to grow it that large may mean that there is an inode leak, but that's
    > another story. What is the number of dirty inodes, BTW? They can't be
    > reused until they are cleaned.

    Thanks!

    -- Tomek,
    "Office'97, Windows'98 - every Microsoft product has an expiration date."




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