swap or memory leak on recent master?
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Tue Jul 12 20:37:57 PDT 2011
Well, the kernel memory allocator itself doesn't use swap, so it is
more likely a runaway user program (?) and not the kernel. If tmpfs
is being used it could be something filling up the tmpfs mount, including
possibly a process with a descriptor open on an unlinked file. That's
all I can think of.
Under normal operation idle processes will eventually wind up getting
paged out since there is no sense tying up ram to hold them. e.g.
things like getty and such, but these normally do not amount to very
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