New centos 4.4 and new kernel 2.6.9-42 memory problem

bsasninja

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I updated last week to centos 4.4 running on a kernel 2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp. Everything was working stable. My box has 2 GB of RAM, and i had everyday like 1.5gb used and 500mb free.

Today I updated to the new kernel 2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp and I have everytime 1.9gb and and 99mb of free mem.

whats going on, anyone is having this issue with this?? why eats more memory now?

Thanks
 

bsasninja

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this is what I have when I ran free -m

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2026 1982 43 0 264 1235
-/+ buffers/cache: 482 1544
Swap: 1027 0 1027

says 43mb free, tell me if its ok. Before the kernel update I had between 500 - 200mb free.

Other thing I noticed, when I run ps aux, appeared some things I dont know that they are, and services Ive disabled.
This are:

gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t exps2 ?? (mouse support)????
cupsd (printing service) Ive disabled it, but when i booted is running again!
/bin/sh /etc/rc3.d/S99local start (what is this??)

thank you
 

bsasninja

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I did that but when I reboot this services appear again running :eek:
Is there a way to get rid of them permanently?

thanks!