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From: "yuval yeret" <>
Subject: Re: 2.4.20-18 size-4096 memory leaks
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 16:14:21 +0200	[thread overview]
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>From: "Stephen C. Tweedie" <>
>That's not a leak, it simply sounds like cache effects.  atime updates
>result in journal commits under ext3, and those use at least a couple of
>buffers at a time (one for the metadata descriptor block in the journal,
>one for the journal commit.)  Those aren't leaks --- they are temporary
>use of cache, and once the IO has complete the memory can be immediately
>reclaimed by the kernel if it is needed for anything else.

I'm using noatime for my ext3 mount points ...

>  Stephen

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             reply	other threads:[~2003-11-26 14:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-26 14:14 yuval yeret [this message]
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2003-11-26 10:57 Jean Delvare
2003-11-26 11:57 ` Stephen C. Tweedie
2003-11-26 10:24 yuval yeret
2003-11-26  9:29 yuval yeret
2003-11-26 10:11 ` Henrik Storner
2003-11-26 11:51 ` Stephen C. Tweedie

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