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timothyb89 01-22-2007 10:33 PM

Finding what programs are using ram
 
Searching got me nowhere, so:
I'm wondering if it's possible to find out which programs are using my RAM. I know that there probably is one, and I should know what it is, but I don't.
I have 1 GB of RAM but I usually only have around 14 MBs free and the VM size info in ksysgaurd doesn't seem to add up.
Anyone know of anything like this?

nilleso 01-22-2007 10:42 PM

try `top` or `ps -aux` or ... well start there.

cheers:)

matthewg42 01-22-2007 11:12 PM

gmemusage provides a nice graphical view

timothyb89 01-22-2007 11:40 PM

hm... gmemusage reports that a program called 'linux' is using 896 MBs of RAM. Something tells me that isn't normal... Would it have something to do with the 700+ MBs used by VMware? (it's the RAM that is reserved- permenently).

matthewg42 01-22-2007 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timothyb89
hm... gmemusage reports that a program called 'linux' is using 896 MBs of RAM. Something tells me that isn't normal... Would it have something to do with the 700+ MBs used by VMware? (it's the RAM that is reserved- permenently).

That's weird. When I run vmplayer I get a process by that name eating a fair chunk of memory, and one called vmware-vmx. Are you using vmplayer, or another vmware variant?

Are you running gmemusage on the host of the vmware session, or "inside" the vmware session?


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