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

> Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Forever shall I be. wrote:
> > > especially when I'm attempting to run programs and watching them
> > > get killed because there's no more memory left..
> >
> > ah... you didn't say that, did you? If you do get processes killed because
> > of oom you may indeed have some sort of leak (but not necessarily).
> [snip]
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tigran
> >
> Well, you were right.. It's not a memory leak, but I still consider it a
> bug... I can allocate small amounts of memory, and let it free up more as
> I allocate and write to them, and by doing this, I can regain the
> memory so that I can allocate it all at once -- I can't just allocate it
> all at once from the start, though, because Linux apparently thinks it's
> taken by something that won't free it up for me ;)
I've discovered that in my case the cache wasn't being freed until I hit
0 swap free in wich case it would slowly free it. What kernels have you


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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