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I've been having alot of mem leaks the past month with my system, and i can't figure out the cause or pointpoint the application...
I have 512Mb, with a swap of 256Mb. I've never had to use my swap file, even with apache, mysql, and several apps running. But nowadays, after a day or two of usage, i notice swap usage slowly goes up to 6Mb, then up to 50Mb, and even 90Mb. My system starts to be come less responsive and just .. well.. slower than usual.
At first, i thought aMule was causing the problem, and i've asked the devs at #amule, and they said that because i have it compiled with gtk2, gtk2 can sometimes cause mem leaks. But closing amule doesn't get rid of all the swap usage, and sometimes i do get swap usage without using amule at all.
Even if i logoff and log back in, swap is still being used. The only way to empty it out is either
swapoff /dev/hda2 && swapon /dev/hda2
or a reboot.
I don't know of any utilities that show swap usage per application. The only utilities i use are torsmo, top, and sometimes ksysguard.
Edit: If it helps, my current mem info,
torsmo: 183M/502M - 36%
swap: 0/256M - 0% (coz i just restarted my swap)
Originally posted by xushi Hmm, no, they had up to 126.96.36.199. This laptop's running on 188.8.131.52.
As for swappiness, heh, what is that anyway? never heard of it before..
As for FF.. it might be imprefect, but i havent seen it leek memory like that before. And why doesn't my swap reduce in size when i close it ?
I've been having memory leaks from FireFox Under 184.108.40.206 for awhile now.
Usually after keeping FF up for a week or two it runs very poorly.
My swap doesn't decrease by closing FF, so I'm thinking FF isn't using it.
Dunno, but it sure seems a likely culprit to me.