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Old 01-22-2007, 11:33 PM   #1
timothyb89
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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?
 
Old 01-22-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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try `top` or `ps -aux` or ... well start there.

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:12 AM   #3
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gmemusage provides a nice graphical view
 
Old 01-23-2007, 12:40 AM   #4
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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).
 
Old 01-23-2007, 12:58 AM   #5
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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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