Will swap useage auto cleanup?

lhmwzy lhmwzy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 18:32:52 PST 2014

The only program I run is buildworld and buildkerenl,nothing else.
When buildworld and buildkerenl finished,the swap won't be released even
several days have passed.

2014-02-26 10:21 GMT+08:00 Justin Sherrill <justin at shiningsilence.com>:

> If swap usage is growing, some program is running that is eating up more
> memory than you have physically available.  It won't be reclaimed by the
> operating system unless the program using that memory releases it.  The
> question is, what program are you running that is so memory-hungry?
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 7:58 PM, lhmwzy <lhmwzy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just have a question
>> When swap space is used more and more, will the system automatically free
>> up the used the swap space as time go on?
>> If yes,when and how.
>> top show as fllowing:
>> Memory: 645M Active, 768M Inact, 378M Wired, 13M Cache, 211M Buf, 153M
>> Free
>> Swap: 4096M Total, 42M Used, 4054M Free, 1% Inuse
>> the swap used space is growing larger and larger.
>> Server days go on and could not be freed up.
>> sorry for my pool english,I hope you can understand what I have said.
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