Memory is being consumed by slab/cache - Balancing dirty flushing/syncing

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Issue

  • Certain caches like slab inode or dentry caches appear to be growing extensively consuming multi GBs of memory. What can be done to adjust how large they grow?
  • How does Red Hat Linux manage dynamic cache memory usage?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, all minor releases

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