Re: shared memory problem

From: Christoph Rohland (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 07:23:01 EST

Hi Admin,

On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Admin Mailing Lists wrote:
> I've been using the 2.2.x series successfully, latest i used was
> 2.2.19pre7. Today i upgraded to 2.4.1-ac9 and noticed that shared
> memory shows 0. I searched the list archive briefly and someone
> said the stats have been broken since sometime in 2.3,

Yes, right.

> but my system also shows my swap being used up a great deal (100MB
> whereas i'm rarely using more than 5MB (and that only at loaded
> times, which this isn't))

Yes, that's normal for 2.4. As soon as you run into swap it will eat
more swap space and keep it also if the load is smaller. This makes
overall swapping faster.

> this server is dedicated for apache web serving, and CONFIG_TMPFS is
> not configured in/any shm fs mounted. I didn't have this in 2.2
> either.

Doesn't have anything to do with tmpfs/shm fs.


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