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Old 12-08-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
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linux memory


I have a gig of memory in a P4 machine and for some reason it always says I am using most of my memory. On average I have about 70 total processes running, and it doesnt seem like they together total the gig of ram. Any ideas?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:09 PM   #2
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This is normal, Linux will effeciently use and load programs into memory for quicker access later, etc. Unlike Windows which dumps when done.

If its not being used, why have it right?

Search the forums, this is asked literally thousands of times.

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Old 12-08-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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thats what I figured because it seems to be running fine. What would be a good way to see if I am using too many resources?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:39 PM   #4
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gkrellm

If you're using your swap partition, you're using too many resources
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:47 PM   #5
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I have mandrake 9 and have found a similar thing, i have 320mb of ram and on running about 90 processes and it will use 305mb of that!! But i've found it doesn't use hardly any swap space if any!
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:52 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Onemessedupjedi
gkrellm

If you're using your swap partition, you're using too many resources
gkrellm is nice for a little display on your desktop but I would still suggest using top, gtop (GUI), free or even ps -aux to view processes, etc.
 
  


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