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Date:      Thu, 28 May 2015 07:25:47 +0200
From:      Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate@gmail.com>
To:        Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>
Cc:        kpneal@pobox.com, FreeBSD - <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Swap exhaustion
Message-ID:  <CADqw_gLYnPnDFJjGvQfNRXBpKrVFKMnU+vKjcUQJYGU=19X14g@mail.gmail.com>
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Hi,

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 7:09 AM, Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org> 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).

regards
Michael




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Michael Schuster
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