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Old 01-09-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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memeory disapeared?


I noticed when I ran top my memory, 512mb, is nearly all being used.

Could the problem be that I missed somthing in configuring my 2.6 kernel?

When I reboot it starts off at 150mb, then grows

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Old 01-09-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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This is quite normal actually. Try free -m for better memory readings
 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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I ran the command updatedb, then watched my memory usage go from 250mb to 500mb. After it was over I never got my 250mb back.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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just read this
should clear it up for ya...
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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thanks that sure clears it up

are all of these people just confused, or is this a legitimat bug?
check this out

this was added later. look at the differences at my free -m before and after running updatedb
Code:
ane@marsala shane $ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           502        169        332          0          8         98
-/+ buffers/cache:         63        438
Swap:         1026          0       1026
shane@marsala shane $ su
Password:
root@marsala shane # updatedb
root@marsala shane # free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           502        496          5          0        132         89
-/+ buffers/cache:        274        227
Swap:         1026          0       1026
200mb is lost

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Old 01-09-2004, 07:00 PM   #6
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Try doing a 'ps auxw'. That will tell you how much RAM each process is taking up so you can track down what's using up all of your RAM.
 
  


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