Thanks to all who responded to my question. It really helped
I have clearer view on things now. It looks like I was really chasing
Special thanks to Caspar Dik.
Here are the links I've got. The original message is attached.
> Hi there,
> does somebody know how Solaris 2.5.1 memory management works
> in detail. I am trying to find memory leaks in proprietary code and
> the following phenomenon. I used the /proc filesystem to
> figure out how
> much memory each process is using and top to determine the overall
> memory usage. My problem is they show a huge discrepancy. According
> to top I am loosing 100 Mb a day, but the differences shown in /proc
> cover for maximum 20-30Mb (of course given the number of
> running processes does not change). I feel like chasing ghosts here.
> grateful for any pointer and I will summarize.
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