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Old 01-15-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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/proc is 4.1 gigs?

I have a strange problem.

My /proc folder is showing as 4.1 gig? I have never seen it anything but 0 on my other servers?

When I tried to du -sh /proc/* my kcore is 3.8 gigs?

when I ran it again I got an error:
du[25758]: segfault at 00...005b4008 rip 00..002a956d5e2c rsp 00....007fbffff420 error 4

Can anyone give me any indication as to what is going on.

If it matters this is a Virtual Machine on esx 3.5u4.
Old 01-15-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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is Your available RAM anywhere near this figure?

kcore is actually a link, a representation of Your virtual memory. /proc is a virtual filesystem and any size displayed with ls does not represent size on disk. In this case it shows available RAM.

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