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SubjectRe: 2.6.12-rc2: >100% memory usage
On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 14:59:05 +1000 Nick Piggin wrote:

| On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 12:48 +0800, Michael Deegan wrote:
| > Hi folks,
| >
| > I noticed something unusual on my home desktop machine (K6II, 448M RAM, runs
| > KDE, samba, nfsd. 2.6.12-rc2 on Debian sarge). The machine seems to feel
| > slightly sluggish; it seems to swap a fair bit more than it did under
| > 2.6.11, but at the same time it's not actually using more swap that it used
| > to. The large numbers are slowly growing larger too. The biggest spamd was
| > only 156% of memory yesterday. Normally it's only my xserver (and
| > occasionally konqueror) that manages to grab more than 10% of memory...
|
| FWIW, me too :P
|
| I think there is a memory leak in recent 2.6.12 kernels.
| At least on my desktop there is (although it has some of
| my own patches and I've been too lazy to do more work on
| it so I haven't reported it).
|
| It seems to be leaking `size-4096` slabs somewhere.

This one or yet another one?
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=111264601928365&w=2


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