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Old 03-28-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
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Linux memory hog?

ok... on my last box I had 256K and there was only about 4K free...ok well the box was old, I thought maybe I should just get a new box... 2.8Ghz hyperthreaded 800Mhz bus with 512mb should do the trick, right....???
So I check my mem again.... and:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 513688 370992 142696 0 24344 145436
-/+ buffers/cache: 201212 312476
Swap: 1092380 0 1092380

is this normal?
Its a new install and I dont have anything crazy running..but 370mb used? WTF?
Old 03-28-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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that's normal. linux uses memory differently than you might be used to with windows. also notice that your swap file is still unused. check the forum for discussions of the same question.
Old 03-28-2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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youre right, I didnt check the board first.... sorry 'bout that and thanks


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