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SubjectRe: need help interpreting 'free' output.
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Op dinsdag 30 oktober 2001 12:46, schreef Mike Fedyk:
> Ahh, are you a new convert from a 2.2 kernel?
>
> In 2.4 the kernel will swap out much earlier to make room for the running
> programs, and disk cache.  This is normal.
>
> Earlier 2.4 kernels didn't do so well, but I won't go into detail because
> there is already enough about that in the archives...
>
> When you watch vmstat, if you see a lot of swapping traffic without much
> good reason, then you should probably report something...

Hi,

i already use 2.4 for some time. the thing that bugs me is the 'used' figures
go up, and no processes actually use that memory (not the buffered/cached,
well, they go up , but thats normal) , so it seems the memory is 'lost'
somewhere, and i don't see any processes using it up, and 200 meg ram in 70
seconds is a lot ...
So or i am misinterpreting something, or i am completely clueless, or there
is a leak somewhere..

greetings,
Frank
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