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Date:      Thu, 28 May 2015 07:25:47 +0200
From:      Michael Schuster <>
To:        Doug Hardie <>
Cc:, FreeBSD - <>
Subject:   Re: Swap exhaustion
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On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 7:09 AM, Doug Hardie <> wrote:

> If I am understanding correctly, then it appears that a process can
> actually allocate enough memory to eat up the swap space.  Then I need to
> find out why that process is allocating so much memory.  Thanks.

one scenario that comes to mind is memory leak - I'd guess at a code path
where a previously allocated chunk or memory isn't properly free()d. I'd
start debugging using the information in malloc(3).


Michael Schuster

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