memory leak and swapfile

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Sat Nov 27 03:13:00 UTC 2010

> From: "Jack Raats" <jack at>
> Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 19:17:05 +0100
> Sender: owner-freebsd-stable at
> It looks like that there may be a memory leak of my swap space with one of 
> the processes that is running.
> Big question: How can I determine which process is responsible.
> Any suggestions?

ps -aux Look for processes with large values in the VSZ column. 

I'm sure that there are other ways to see this, but that's an easy
one. You can, of course, pipe the output to sort and use the -k 5 -n
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