Virtual memory issues in Jaunty

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
Mon Apr 27 16:49:05 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-27 at 15:47 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> It seems that Compiz in Jaunty has a memory leak and fills up all my
> system memory (2 GB RAM + 3 GB swap) in under five days.  What is more
> surprising to me (and the reason I didn't realize I was running out of
> memory), was that the kernel did not free the 1 GB of memory used by the
> page cache.  Why?

You can do this to drop the various caches from memory.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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