[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#390184: Bug#390184: DO NOT WASTE MY MEMORY !!!

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sat Feb 21 03:04:59 UTC 2009

On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Rieker Flaik wrote:
> I just hate it to see that /dev/shm and /lib/init/rw use hundrets of
> Megabyte of my RAM!!!

They don't.  That's the maximum ammount of virtual memory they're allowed to
use, just that.

Unless, of course, something is filling those filesystems with junk?  THEN
they will take up to that ammount of virtual memory (most of which CAN be
swapped, I don't know if the inode tables are swappable, but the file data

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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