SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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 22.214.171.124. This laptop's running on 126.96.36.199.
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 188.8.131.52 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.