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Re: [issue1909] System looses the memory with time

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 08:44:52 -0800 (PST)

    The first thing to do is to compile up the latest 2.8.x kernel in
    the release branch.  Your freezes are probably related to a console
    deadlock that we have fixed.

    On swap use and memory use, we don't have enough information.  90% 
    of the bug reports related to memory use turn out to be
    misinterpretations of system statistics, since DragonFly (like all
    BSDs) use all available free memory to cache file data and drop the
    cache as memory is needed.

    If swap is growing unbounded over time and you are seeing constant
    paging activity then it could be a runaway process running on your
    machine, which you should be able to locate using miscellanious system
    tools such as 'ps axl'.


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