Subject: Re: Swap leak?
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/2000 22:05:55
<> (Lennart Augustsson) writes:

> Do we have a swap leak in NetBSD?
> I've been compiling packages on one machine for about 24 hours now
> and the swap usage was about 80M.  I see no reason for this since the
> machine as 128M and it wasn't really doing anything but compiling
> packages.  (It never finished, btw.  I did a `top' and it died.)
> I think a swap leak is a really serious bug, since it will prevent us from
> really long up times.

I found today that my desktop x86 box had nearly used up its 512M of
swap. Killing the X server recovered about 400M of that. I haven't yet
figured out exactly why it was chewing up that much swap without
seeing it accounted for somewhere....

        - Nathan