Subject: Re: Large ipf Rule Sets - Memory Usage and NetBSD 2.1_Stable
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/29/2006 20:41:48
On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:53:40PM -0500, wrote:
> Hi Manuel,
> Now that I am looking at the "temp" memory line from 'vmstat -m"
> I see that 'ipf -F a' *does* indeed free up it's memory and
> *does* **not** occupy more upon reload.
> Is there some way to force the "allocator to return it to the free
> memory pool"? If it happens eventually, this is probably not an issue
> at all.

Yes, it should happen if other systems need memory.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference