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Old 05-18-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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memory/swap usage


Newbie question here
Is it normal that memory always shows up almost full, and swap almost never used?

Code:
            total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        516696     508996       7700          0      56128     269152
-/+ buffers/cache:     183716     332980
Swap:      1032152         16    1032136
that's with an uptime of 3 and a half hours, but mozilla,xmms,VNC,aMSN,X-Chat open.

Is there something wrong with the swap that it's only using 16k and my memory used almost up to max?

Using SuSe 9.1 btw.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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-/+ buffers/cache:     183716     332980
this is what your system is using.......physical RAM

check out this thread...........
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=177766

Last edited by 320mb; 05-18-2004 at 10:51 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #3
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Originally posted by 320mb
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-/+ buffers/cache:     183716     332980
this is what your system is using.......physical RAM

check out this thread...........
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=177766

Ah, tanx, that clears things up
So linux just frees memory as it needs it
 
  


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