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Re: High Memory Usage



On Wednesday 15 December 2004 10:51, Beri, Rohit wrote:
> Beri, Rohit wrote:
> > Guys:
> >
> > I have had FC3 running on Dell Latitue 840 for about 3 weeks now.
> > around 3 days back I realized machine being a little slow and noticed
> > that out of 1gb of RAM, at all times the system is using 920+MB of
> > physical ram. Now based on my windows knowledge its not normal...
> > windows right after login, with no apps running takes around 180mb...
> > while FC3 runs at 900+mb right after login.
> >
> > to release some memory i went to service and shut down most of them,
> > like the ssh, ftp, httpd and a few others, but still when I restart
> > the memory usage is same 900+mb... any thoughts as to it being normal
> > or something i need to watch ...
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > -B
>
> here what what i see when i run "free"
>
> [root localhost ~]# free
>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:       1035084     994480      40604          0      22696     871120
> -/+ buffers/cache:     100664     934420
> Swap:      2031608          0    2031608
> [root localhost ~]#

add up the cache and buffers which is 893816 ithink and add it to your free or 
remove from your used =) 

Buffers and cache are freindly memory usage i think the phrase is. Linux likes 
to use all available physical ram other wise its bieng wasted. It will free 
it up if somthing else needs it, which is why you sometimes see memory usage 
drop when you open a app etc.

Its normal.

Pybe


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