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Re: Freeing up lost memory

Lo, on Sunday, July 29, Damon Muller did write:

> Quoth Osamu Aoki, 
> > On Sun, Jul 29, 2001 at 04:48:05PM +1000, Damon Muller wrote:
> > > Hi gang,
> > > 
> > > I foolishly left Opera 5 overnight last night. It seems that it leaks
> > > memory like a sieve, as when I woke up this morning, I had only about
> > > 50M of my 512M of RAM free. This is after a reboot last night (installed
> > > 2.4.7-ac2), which pretty much nothing else running.
> > 
> > Did you set lilo.conf right before reboot?  
> > 
> > append="mem=512M"
> Sorry, perhaps I was unclear.
> Linux sees the memory, but some unknown, unseen application seems to
> have gobbled it all up, and I want it back.

Killing that application should do the trick.  I couldn't tell from your ps
dump exactly which process has grabbed all the memory.  To find this out,
run top, then hit M (must be uppercase!) to sort your processes by memory
usage.  Then start killing the offending ones.


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