[CentOS] finding a memory leak - committed memory SPIKES!

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 22:04:58 UTC 2009

Alan McKay wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I've got a RHEL 4.3 system (one of the few I have not yet converted to
> CentOS) that is running DB2 ... looks like 8.1
> Just noticed that committed memory on my Munin graphs has been
> steadily climbing on a constant curve - yikes!
> There are 16G of physical ram and the commit is up to 80G now.
> Fortunately this is evidently not being accessed because I am not
> doing any swapping.
> I've been googling for over an hour now - found lots of interesting
> stuff to read up on, but not exactly what I'm looking for!
> How do I find the memory leak?   What I"m really looking for is a list
> of who has all that committed memory assigned to them?

Usually you just run top and look at the top line - or the thing with 
the biggest 'RES' value.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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