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HOWTO : Understand Why Using RSS From The Unix/Linux 'ps' Command Output Is Not A Method For Determining A Process Memory Leak (Doc ID 1428230.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database - Version 11.2.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 25-Oct-2013***
***Checked for relevance on 30-Mar-2015***

Goal

Explain why using the RSS output from the 'ps' command is not a good metric for determining a memory leak.

NOTE: The data used below are not actual PRODUCTION or Customer Data.  They are being used ONLY to demonstrate the problem discussed in this note.

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