swap with free mem?

Mike Panetta (mpanetta@realminfo.com)
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 14:26:34 -0400

Is the linux kernel supposed to allow swaps to disk when there is free mem? (like more than 1MB free) should the swap be cleared
after the swapped process is killed? Or is it ok for it to accumulate? I have been haveing free memmory probs lately since I have
started disk intensive io tests (bonnie making a cd image etc) and once somehow I got my 2.0.34 kernel to crash with a message
to the tone of "free list corrupted" and once again with "trying to free non free page". these messages are from my memory as
this wasnt logged. Can anyone here explain to me what this means? Is something broke?

Mike Panetta

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