Subject: Kernel resident memory size is quite large
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List: port-amd64
Date: 03/29/2006 05:53:00
Is there any reason why the memory used by the kernel is so large?
Top is showing that kernel processes use 233MB of memory.
The system has 1GB, so the amount used by the kernel is a large percentage.
Does this memory include the buffer cache, or is it occupied by the kernel

Any help appreciated,

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NetBSD 3.0.0_STABLE NetBSD 3.0.0_STABLE (AR) #7: Wed Feb 22 12:49:56 EST 2006 amd64