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SubjectRe: Where's all my memory going?
On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> > However, over time, (30-45 minutes), more and more memory seems to just
> > disappear from the system until it looks like this, (note that swap is
> > hardly ever touched):
>
> I don't see any disappearing memory. Remember that Linux will
> intentionally keep memory filled with cache pages when it is possible.

Matt's system seems to go from 900 MB free to about
300 MB (free + cache).

I doubt qmail would eat 600 MB of RAM (it might, I
just doubt it) so I'm curious where the RAM is going.

Matt, do you see any suspiciously high numbers in
/proc/slabinfo ?

regards,

Rik
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