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Re: Swap fscked in 2.4.5?

On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 11:57:33AM -0700, Geoffrey Romer wrote:
> My swap partition is behaving very rudely. Specifically, swap space never seems
> to get freed- swap size only increases, never decreases. Once it maxes out,
> the system becomes sluggish, and there's nothing to do but reboot (the notion
> of rebooting a system to fix a problem is giving me Windows flashbacks...)
> I'm told that this is a bug in the 2.4 series- does anyone know if upgrading
> to 2.4.6 will help this problem at all? If not, are there any other 
> workarounds?

Have you tried to determine if it's actually a memory leak in the
kernel or some program you have running?  Check top and see if there are
any ridiculously large processes.  If not, it must be a kernel memory
leak -- very bad.

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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