Swapped memory limited to about 500MB for a process ?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Sep 11 17:05:44 UTC 2012

Mickaël Canévet <canevet at embl.fr> writes:

> I was impacted by a memory leak that has been fixed by this patch:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~rmacklem/namei-leak.patch
> What I noticed when the server was paging is that it seems that only
> about 500MB of my 4GB swap partition was used before crashing. I was
> wondering why it didn't take the whole 4GB up to the crash of the server
> because of lake of memory (that would let me more time to react).
> Is there such king of setting that prevent a process to put more then
> 500MB of data in swap ?


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