swap or memory leak on recent master?

elekktretterr at exemail.com.au elekktretterr at exemail.com.au
Wed Jul 20 00:11:06 PDT 2011

> This is rather subjective, but on a `good' kernel, the swap usage in
> top's output stays something like this (it has 4Gbytes of physical memory)
>   Swap: 8192M Total, 32M Used, 8192M Free
> where as on a `bad' kernel,
>   Swap: 8192M Total, 514M Used, 7678M Free, 6% Inuse
> This looks odd to me, as I've never needed this much swap space even
> when I was using 6 jails for pbulk.  I'm not using jails now.
> The last known `good' kernel was built from source as of 1e7aaef,
> but bisecting cannot be automatic because the later kernels are
> a bit unstable (e.g., sometimes a process locks in objde1 or objde2
> and pbulk stalls waiting for it).

I would just like to add that Ive been experiencing this same thing for a
long time, not only recently. I dont know if its an issue or not.

After a while, swap usage gets up to around 30%. Don't think it affects
the performance though.


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