My server's 2+ GB memory seems to leak into the mysterious "miscellaneous memory" pool -- as a result, my applications get fail to allocate memory. I have been unable to free this memory (except by rebooting the server). I really would like to know what is miscellaneous memory used for (and how to free it).

I have consulted
- SEG.NLM
- the Novell knowledgebase (including TID-3920657)
- Google
but found no answer.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Please note that my question is this:
- what is miscellaneous memory used for (and how to free it)?
and _not_ this:
- how to do server memory tuning?