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SubjectRe: Unfreed kernel buffers (fsck and 2.3.99-pre*)
Craig Kulesa <> said:
> Summary:
> After running fsck, a large block of kernel "buffer"
> memory (seen in /proc/meminfo or 'free') is allocated in 2.3.99.
> This large block of RAM is _not_ freed under memory stress, and
> induces very heavy paging. A reboot seems necessary to recover.

You are using e2fsprogs-1.15, AFAIU. Upgrade to 1.18 and see if it still
happens (probably doesn't change). Earlier fsck's had their share of
Horst von Brand
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