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  Author  Subject: Kernel Leaking Memory?

Posted on 02-21-2001 06:50 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Scott Brady

During the last week my kernel has developed what I believe to be a memory
leak. I can't keep the box up for more than a few days before 100% of my RAM
and swap are consumed and the kernel starts thrashing until it freezes. I'm
running 2.2.18 (compiled right after it came out) with 128mb of RAM and swap.

If I run TOP or PS I can find no processes that are hogging memory and adding
up the total memory usage from all my processes comes FAR short of accounting
for the 100% usage. I can only guess that the kernel is mismanaging the memory.

Any suggestions on how this can be fixed (other than recompiling which I will
do if all else fails)?

Scott Brady

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