Linux memory leak?

Josip Loncaric josip at icase.edu
Thu Feb 28 18:54:16 EST 2002


Josip Loncaric wrote:
> 
> "Huntsinger, Reid" wrote:
> >
> > You can get an idea for what's going
> > on by running a program to eat up lots of memory (e.g, malloc then write
> > over and over) and check how long it takes. [...]
> > This also has the side-effect of making
> > "free" report a reasonable number.

I tested this and you are right -- the 'free' numbers are back to
normal.  Still, if 'free' cannot be always trusted, then system
management decisions based on free memory can be flaky.

Sincerely,
Josip

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