[Bro] Memory Consumption

Justin Azoff JAzoff at albany.edu
Mon Jul 7 07:33:39 PDT 2014

On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 09:23:47AM -0500, Jason Batchelor wrote:
> I wanted to circle back on this real quick because after doing a little more
> poking into this matter I believe I have found the root cause of my issues.
> What was happening ultimately, was that the high volumes of memory usage I was
> seeing was due to large amounts of memory previously allocated to (presumably)
> bro processes, become inactive. Inactive memory is memory that has previously
> been allocated to some process but is no longer running. While this pool of
> memory is an option the OS goes to when it needs to go back to the well for
> more memory (to accommodate other processes), it is NOT included in 'free
> memory'.

Sounds like this is what you are talking about


-- Justin Azoff

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