KVM Memory Leak?


I have noticed with running VM’s inside of Univention, when the VM shuts down, the memory allocation isn’t released. I shut down VM #1 which had a 6gb allocation, and even an hour later, that 6gb had not been released back to the linux system for use. Tried restart libvert, but that did not help - wound up having to restart the system. Has anyone else ran into this?

How do you figure that memory wasn’t released? Which tools did you consult, and what was the output you saw?

Sorry for the lateness of my reply - back on this project some now - I checked via Top and free -mh - Cached AM is what was concerning me - I cleared it of course with - # sync; echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

  • just curious if anyone else has noticed this.