Just in case some of the different options I use (see message w/
Subject: XFS mobile) were causing the problem, I've now built a
2.4.5 kernel with XFS release 1.0.1, the standard gcc options,
and no extra options for mounting the filesystem. The system
behaves fine, but memory usage is still a puzzle to me.
Can anyone help me interpret the numbers in /proc/meminfo correctly.
Is `Active:' not a subset of the `Cached:' memory? Sometimes it
has been reported greater.
Even if I add Active and Cached together, after running a command
like find (especially with the -atime option) there's a lot of
memory which top can't associate with a process but also doesn't
appear anywhere else. Does anyone else see Used memory increase
a lot more than Cached after running find/rsync/etc?
Be seeing you,