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Re: serious memory leak in hurd

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: serious memory leak in hurd
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:58:57 +0200
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Da Zheng, le Sat 12 Jun 2010 19:46:49 +0800, a écrit :
> Here is what I did. I scp a big file from the Hurd (in the virtual machine) to
> the host OS. I check the memory statics with vmstat constantly. After a 
> while, I
> can see the physical memory in the hurd system is exhausted and then a 
> defpager
> error message. see the picture http://a.imagehost.org/view/0824/Picture_2.

Mmm, this could just be gnumach not writing back the cached data that
you transfer through scp soon enough. Really, gnumach is bad at memory
management without some swap to help it when it gets wrong, do give him
some :)


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