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RE: wolverine kernel leaks



Matt,


:: The main problem you're probably seeing is that swap space is not
:: currently reclaimed for running processes in the 2.4 model.  Swap
:: space is only reclaimed on process exit.  So if there is a leaky
:: program like Netscape that gets swapped out, chances are that the
:: amount of swap that it consumed will not get reclaimed until the
:: program exits.  This isn't really that unexpected under several Unix
:: VM systems.

I find that even if I exit e.g. X or Netscape, the swap space isn't
reclaimed. The swap space usage grows each day, as space isn't reclaimed
after the cron jobs quit. Does it matter? Well, if the box runs out of
memory in a couple of days, we'll know.

-- Juha





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