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Offline bustin

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is this a memory leak? please help !
« on: July 24, 2011, 05:20:46 PM »
Hi everyone I was using Centos 5.6 and ran into serious memory problems where it would go so low a freeze on me I had to actually set cron to run every 20 minutes using
" sync ; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches " so I could manage to pull all of my wanted data for a reinstall. so after lots of testing went to 5.5 and now I still have the same issue with default install. No website components are setup yet.
I know about http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ but something just doesnt feel right about this.
I already ran memtest with 12 passes and 0 errors replaced power supply I checked processor for damage and it still looks new. no swelling on mobo eaither "used magnify glass" to inspect.
only this I have done was setup ssh and made ntfs files compatable for external HD copying
here are the server statistics:

Asus mobo - M4A785TD-M EVO
AMD Quadcore 2.8 GHZ athlon processor
8 gigs ddr3 ram dual channel 1333
raid stripping "hardware"
2x 1tb HD 7200 rpm
Here is memory:

[root@Bustin-Linux ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 7727 7684 42 0 2305 4938
-/+ buffers/cache: 441 7285
Swap: 9727 0 9727

Using top:

top - 12:43:03 up 19:04, 4 users, load average: 2.87, 2.79, 2.78
Tasks: 149 total, 1 running, 148 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.2%us, 2.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 66.8%id, 29.1%wa, 1.2%hi, 0.6%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 7912636k total, 7867840k used, 44796k free, 2375000k buffers
Swap: 9961464k total, 180k used, 9961284k free, 5041072k cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
19070 root 18 0 84388 20m 700 D 2.0 0.3 37:52.85 mount.ntfs-3g
18968 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 2.0 0.0 8:40.66 usb-storage
12 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.3 0.0 6:04.37 ksoftirqd/3
587 root 10 -5 0 0

PLEASE HELP!!

Offline Avin

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Re: is this a memory leak? please help !
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 04:08:27 AM »
Could you please post whole TOP command output  with all process ?