Originally posted by benne
This is just riddiculus..
yes this is riddiculus
just read about linux kernel
there are numerous papers on linux mem management
and if you know code the kernel code is open source
so i think you should not be posting about how it works this way or that way untill you at least understand how it actually works !!!!!!!
if you then have some problem with kernel developement take it up with the team -- sumbit fixes or alternatives -- or start a new kernel branch that works to your liking.....
you have confused mem allocation in c with kernel level page table management and allocation.
Originally posted by 95se
The reason you see linux take up a bunch of "memory" is it's write caching. Basically, when ever something is to be written to disk or whatever, instead of linux writing it directly to disk it will cache it in memory first.
no this is not what the memory cache is that shows up in free !!!!
cache is about things read from the disk.
How do I put pressuere on the RAM so it will swap the uneccesary stuff
there is rarely any reason to write data to a swap. Rather the data is just thrown out.....
if you must for some reason see swap use something like a video/audio editing program that stores lots of unique local data
and then ignores it for a long time and leave the program open don't close it..
also leave a bunch of other stuff running and ignore it for a long time and don't close them.
Then start up doing other stuff opening other programms etc and you wil see swap.
as the system tries to hold onto local data for the still open apps.
Beacsue it is getting really slow here, only 71 mb free right now.
we have no idea why you equate 71mb free with "slow"
71mb free is exactly what will make often used applications start faster
(like cedega) or each time you start it do you actually want to set there and wait for it to load all those libraries instead of have it start right away ???????????? if that's the case then you will have to rewrite your kernel so it works all wrong. your cpu has a memory management unit that is 4gigs wide ! why not use it ?????
if you have problems with things running slow then tell us about those problems
ram problems often show up as unresponsive mouse or keyboard or frozen gui..
do you have those things going on ????
ok cedega is crap and slow we know that but i mean otherwise ???????
we also know most distributions run like crap out of the box but that is another issue as well.