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Re: Kernel eating memory, ends up trashing



Hi,

On Fri, 2003-09-19 at 18:30, Dag Wieers wrote:

> > Exactly which kernel are you running ?
> 
> 2.4.20-19.9 currently, but I have the same effect with 2.4.20-18 and 
> 2.4.20-20. The graph is exactly the same as it was weeks ago (every 2 
> weeks this happens, only this time the system was responsive enough to 
> return the information ;)

We recently found one problem which could affect the size of the inode
cache.  It's not exactly a leak, because the resources can still be
reclaimed, but the inodes were filed away in a place where the VM was
least likely to go looking to reclaim them.

Could you "cat /proc/slabinfo" on the affected systems and see what the
inode_cache entry looks like, please?

Cheers,
 Stephen




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