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SubjectRe: what is using memory?
On Monday 11 June 2001 04:20, Jonathan Morton wrote:
> >My box has
> >
> >320280K
> >
> >from proc/meminfo
> >
> > 17140 buffer
> >123696 cache
> > 32303 free
> >
> >leaving unaccounted
> >
> >123627K
> This is your processes' memory, the inode and dentry caches, and possibly
> some extra kernel memory which may be allocated after boot time. It is
> *very* much accounted for.

No its not. For instance the slab caches encompass the inode and dentry
caches. Point I was/am tring to make is not that this memory is lost or
not need, but that is it _not_ accounted. ie. There is not way to tell
what is using it, hense we cannot see leaks or places that could be

I have attempted to count all memory I could. The 123M is what is left in
the kernel overhead bucket...

Ed Tomlinson
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