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SubjectRe: memory leak?
On 21 Jul 2002, Måns Rullgård wrote:

> I noticed that doing lots or file accesses causes the used memory to
> increase, *after* subtracting buffers/cache. Here is an example:

> Here 24 MB of memory have been used up. Repeating the du seems to have
> little effect. This directory has ~3200 subdirs and 13400 files.

> Is this a memory leak? I get the same results with ext2, ext3,
> reiserfs and nfs.

See /proc/slabinfo for the numbers, the memory is most likely
being used in the dentry_cache, the inode_cache and in buffer

This memory will be reclaimed when the system needs it.


Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".

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