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Old 08-24-2002, 10:03 PM   #1
vcheah
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Unhappy Memory Bug ?


I had post a question in the Hardware Category in LQ about memory increment.
I have found out another thing.
I am using kernel 2.4.7-10 . I found that my memory is incrementing to 96% when my load average is 0.

WHY??? will that be a bug ? and while my memory is incrementing but my box is still running fine.


Someone tell me what to do?
 
Old 08-24-2002, 10:20 PM   #2
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totally normal, ignore it, it's not a problem.
 
Old 08-24-2002, 10:35 PM   #3
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what should i do with it then?
I don't think allowing the memory to used till it peak is normal for linux system.
 
Old 08-24-2002, 10:46 PM   #4
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what should i do with it then?
I don't think allowing the memory to used till it peak is normal for linux system.
Linux loads as much as it can into memory, lets just say, it doesn't waste memory. Its normal as this is asked all the time here and we repeat ourselves everytime.
Try searching as there are some good examples on explanations on how memory is used in Linux.
 
Old 08-25-2002, 12:13 AM   #5
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i just did view the background process. I found out that the httpd is taking cumulative of 10.0 mem as running for 8 deamon.
i brought it down to 3 and it acctually decrease the mem from 94% to 83% huh!. what's wrong ? when i bring the httpd down it still showing 83% - 84% duh. I know linux manage memory very well much more better then m$oft. Just that this is not what i had experience on my old machine running 1gb of ram and the usage never exceed 5% even i full load the machine well is redhat 7.2 and i am still using 7.2 same kernel.
 
  


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