[bf1942] Memory Leaks in Linux server?

Patrick Gavin wezelboy at soe.ucsc.edu
Thu Jul 3 18:33:23 EDT 2003

Don't forget- linux will try to use all available memory for filesystem 
caching. When you run top, the amount of memory used for filesystem 
caching is listed under "cached". In theory, this can be treated as 
free memory, but in certain versions of the linux kernel, notably the 
early 2.4 kernels, this is not the case.


On Thursday, July 3, 2003, at 03:19 PM, Darcy wrote:

> You mean you can really keep a bf1942 server running for more than 
> several
> hours straight??  ;)
> On my server ith 512 RAM, the three processes for bf1942_lnxded are 
> each
> using 12.6% (~194MB).
> Your operating system will cache a lot of memory and place data in 
> buffers,
> which is what it does if several programs close and reopen.
> Just run a test. Open a large application, and load up a lot of data. 
> When
> you close the program, it doesn't get released right away, and it will 
> tally
> up the 'used' field. I've often seen servers with 1GB of RAM and only 
> 4MB
> free, and its doing absolutely nothing. Just was the accumulation of a 
> lot
> of disk caching, etc.
> Darcy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lee Latham" <leeprivate at cgmlarson.com>
> To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 16:12
> Subject: [bf1942] Memory Leaks in Linux server?
>> I've noticed that I need to reboot my server once a day or so, 
>> because the
>> amount of memory available is rather a lot less (~900 megs) than that
>> apparently in use by all the various processes (accorting to "top").
>> I didn't see anything about it in the forums, so I'm wondering if I'm
>> hallucinating or if the server really does have some nasty memory 
>> leaks?
>> Lee
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