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SubjectRe: 2.4.0-test6 memory leak?
On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Forever shall I be. wrote:

> Tigran Aivazian wrote:
>
> > where do you see a leak there? I don't see absolutely anything wrong there
> > at all. Everything works as expected, find / should indeed use a lot of
> > buffers as it brings a lot of metadata in. Which bit seems suspicious to
> > you?
>
> > > -/+ buffers/cache: 5696 250048
> > > -/+ buffers/cache: 69288 186456
>
> Notice the increase in used ram. This ram is not being free'd as needed
> to make room for other programs (for instance, if I wanted to run a 190mb
> program, I would not be able to), and it's not being taken by some other
> process which is eating ram... I'd say that's pretty suspicious ;)

Not at all. You need to learn how Linux (and generally UNIX) works. Memory
is there to be used - why should give it back if it may be needed again
soon. Memory used by various caches created by subsystems is not usually
"given back" unless memory pressure demands so.

Regards,
Tigran

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