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Old 11-17-2002, 03:15 PM   #1
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top vs gkrelmm


top and gkrelmm are reporting two different values for memory usage. Which one is right?

top reports: 508M used of 513M total
gkrelmm reports: 128M used of 501M total
 
Old 11-17-2002, 03:47 PM   #2
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There seems to be about a 100x of opinions about memory usage and how to report it.gkrellm just reports another value than top because they got a different idea if memory - don't worry about it.
 
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Since Linux maximizes memory usage automagically you'll have to make the distinction between the amounts for cached, shared, buffered and free memory.
Then an accumulated value of 508 out of 513 ain't weird. Gkrelmms 128M then could for instance be just the amount of memory held by active processes, excluding cache etc, etc.
 
  


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