Re: Buffer use by the kernel

From: Goswin Brederlow (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 16:06:27 EST

>>>>> " " == Ludovic LANGE <> writes:

> Hi there, After a few moments of daily use, I can say that, in
> fact, not loading the NTFS driver helps very much. Before, I
> had to reboot quite every day. Now, it's better (I only had to
> reboot once since Wednesday) However, it (ntfs) seems not to be
> the only culprit, because the buffer use seems to keep growing
> (it can be stable very long, then, one day/hour the buffer
> grows a little.) until reaching my total memory size.

> For the record, my daily use is : Wake-up the laptop. Do some
> work including use of XFree86, Netscape 4.73 for both Internet
> and the Mail, KDE environment, telnet, ssh, tcpdump, etc...
> APM is used a few times : the screen saver blanks the screen
> after a few minutes of inactivity, and each evening I put the
> laptop into sleep mode, either by APM command-line utility, or
> using the built-in button on the laptop (which seems to be
> doing the same thing).

> Any (other) idea ? Thanks !!

Ramdisk? Shared memory? IPCs?


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