2.1 memory usage

Darin Johnson (darin@connectnet.com)
Sun, 3 Aug 1997 19:37:52 -0700 (PDT)

Just put 2.1.47 onto a small 8Meg machine for the first time, and
noticed that it takes up a lot more memory than it used to. Checking
mem right after bootup, it seems maybe 600K more is used between
2.1.47 and 2.0.30. So, the questions are, how to I get some more
memory back.

- does going to a serial console and removing VT gain a lot
of memory? (I think my xterm supports this)
- I've got the 21-mem-leak-fix-47.patch; are they any other
unofficial patches that would help out on memory?

(not counting non-kernel ways to saving memory of course)