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SubjectRe: dcache leak in 2.6.16-git8 II
On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 12:53:24AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Thursday 30 March 2006 00:50, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> > It looks that way. Didn't someone else report a sock_inode_cache leak?
>
> Didn't see it.
>
> > > I still got a copy of the /proc in case anybody wants more information.
> >
> > We have this fancy new /proc/slab_allocators now, it might show something
> > interesting. It needs CONFIG_DEBUG_SLAB_LEAK.
>
> I didn't have that enabled unfortunately. I can try it on the next round.
>
> -Andi
>

There is also a new sysctl to drop caches. It is called vm.drop_caches.
It will be interesting to see if it is able to free up some dcache memory
for you.

Balbir

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