Thanks for the quick response and the clarifications.
As for observing the "alleged" memory leak in ndbd:
I am running "vmstat 2" on each machine.
On the smaller, memory challenged machine [264MB RAM, 2.4.26 kernel]:
* swpd [the amount of virtual memory used]
continues to slowly increase after the cluster is established
* free [the amount of idle memory]
slowly oscillates after the cluster is established.
On the larger machine [1GB RAM, 2.4.25 kernel]:
* swpd stays fairly constant after the cluster is established.
* free continues to slowly decrease after the cluster is established.
Joseph E. Sacco, Ph.D. <jsacco[at]earthlink[dot]net>