I have a question concerning the memory management in the OS X (10.2.8
to be exact). Either I don't understand the way it works or there is
something like major memory leak in the version I referred to (I haven't
noticed it with previous versions).
The physical memory is divided into: wired, active, inactive, free. To
my understanding they are being used as follows:
wired: kernel itself, kernel modules (sorry... extesnsions!), device
drivers etc. Shortly - things that has to remain in physical memory and
can't be swapped out for several reasons. Timing for example.
active: applications' code, ...