Re: Kernel 2.0.31pre9 memory leak (or where did all the memory go?)

Daniel Ryde (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:34:01 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Daniel Ryde wrote:
> I can see a difference whith two machines that seems not to bee affected,
> but these differ from the others in usage statistics:
> machine 1: less shell/www/mail users, but same amount of ppp connections.

Ok, sorry about this but it was not entierly true. I noticed that it
has more memory installed. It has 64Mb, and the others have 32Mb.
And I notice that the amount of free "+/- buffers" is decreasing with
1 - 5 Mb every day. So it will probably end up the same way sooner or
later... Oops. Umm, I had to reboot it now (complete freeze).

> machine 2: no ppp connections, but same amount of shell/www/mail users.

So the only difference is that one machine don't run ppp connections.
Note that this also has an impact on its netwok usage.

Another note is that these machines had an uptime of 2-3 months using
2.0.29 (and that depended on my three finger salute). Now it is down to
average 3-4 days (with random freezes and out of memory).

Best Regards

Daniel Ryde, System Administrator
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