I'm sure I did something wrong when compiling, because now that I'm on 2.4.26 w/GRSEC my memory usage went from 17% on redhat kernels and now to 37% constantly. I have 2GB ram.
One thing I noticed in logwatch:
WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
BIOS failed to enable PCI standards compliance, fixing this error....: 4Time(s)
This is pretty weird because my load seems to be lower on this kernel but the memory is about 3 times higher.. And in CPU status I cant find a single task that is taking up a lot of memory, so I think there is a memory leak in the software.
Anyone have some ideas? BTW - I'm thinking I'll just upgrade to 2.6.5, anyone think thats a bad idea?