On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 02:11:10PM -0400, Michael Sinz wrote:
> >For the record, there is no use of the BKL in xfs at all. Michael's
> >problem sounds more like memory getting chewed up by the dcache and
> Ahh, I have seen this happen in the past - I have not understood why
> so much memory was used at times in the system. The machine is running
> headless (no local X display) and thus it should have lots of resources.
Can you elaborate on this?
Are you saying that a report from the free program does not account for all
I'm asking because a constant problem for me with Linux 2.4.x kernels is that
I seem to gradually lose memory.
Booting up my system takes under 20MB of RAM. After running a few days with X
on my XFS 1.1 system, going back to console shows 50-100MB unaccounted for in
the memory stats.
I mean, after subtracting buffers and everything, memory is missing.
A lot of wierd filesystem behavior also started happening on my Linux systems
after I started noticing memory seems to be going away.
It might be nothing but /proc lying about memory use, as someone suggested
some time back in a kernel discussion I read. However, it bothers me a bit
that bad behavior, espeically with XFS, seems to have accompanied this missing
Of course, if that isn't what you meant, maybe I'm the only one... :)