That might be the reason
I have 8GB(7.7) of ram I verify 7.4 available by running in
tty only mode and it gets filled pretty quickly (vmstat)
Strange thing is that this also happens at size=1G.
Command I am running is
sudo perf record -a -g --call-graph=dwarf -F 300 ./sparse-random-test.sh
../../nbdkit/nbdkit -U - sparse-random size=16G --run "MALLOC_CHECK_= ../run nbdcopy \$uri \$uri"
-F doesn't affect the result much, it decreases the sampling rate to avoid CPU/IO overload caused by perf.
On a related note, what should I fill as server requirements in the OSU open source lab application
asking for a test server?
I was thinking that a dedicated server unit with 16-32GB, 1TB should be enough.