Re: Wired Memory Increasing about 500MBytes per day

From: Andrey V. Elsukov <>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 06:38:17 UTC
02.08.2021 08:00, Özkan KIRIK пишет:
> Hello,
> I'm using FreeBSD stable/12 0f97f2a1857a96563792f0d873b11a16ff9f818c (Jul
> 25) built.
> pf, ipfw and ipsec options are built with kernel. The server is used as
> firewall that squid and snort3 (daq - netmap) is running.
> I saw that, wired memory is increasing every day. It's about 500MBytes per
> day. I'm checking vmstat and top (sorted by res), I couldn't find what is
> consuming the wired memory.
> How can I find that which process or which part of kernel is consuming the
> wired memory ?


We noticed the same problem, I'm not sure the exact version, but you can
check the output:
# vmstat -z | egrep "ITEM|pgcache"

The page cache grows until lowmem is not reached. Then it automatically
cleans and begins to grow again.

WBR, Andrey V. Elsukov