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Old 08-23-2002, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question Memory Increments


i have a pc 100 64 + 128mb in a PII 400mhz, in the pass I was running 1gb pc 133 at Athlon 1ghz.
I found a wierd "thing" in the athlon 1gz my memory will stay low when there is no one running anything. But in the PII 400 which I had just setup . The memory is going up and never go down.
I had it now running at 94% "used" of my memory (which i viewed it through phpSysInfo). Is this something that i could fix or I have to reboot it everynight?

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Old 08-24-2002, 12:40 AM   #2
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You shouldn't have to reboot it ever. Good thing about Linux is that I have found that the only need to reboot is to use a few lame games that don't work in Linux.

Anyway, I think the command "free" will give you some options to free some RAM. Also, are you using the same programs as you were with the Athlon board?

Also, maybe the hard drives are different, so the RAM is making up for that, possibly the load on the RAM is due to the lower end Processor.

Just some ideas
 
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I reboot it and the statistic of the RAM when up to 40% used and 60% un-used. The program are basically the same except for Athlon box is without and x-configuration prepared and in this box there is x-configuration but I did not start the x at all. As what I though if i don't run the program it shouldn't used my memory. I have other same program running on both - Samba, Wu-ftpd, apache, etc.
 
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Controlling bdflush and company tru echo/sysctl can help you change virtual memory behaviour. Have a look at the difference in Vm settings under /proc/sys/vm, explanation is in /usr/src/linux/VM.txt (IIRC). If you want finer grained reports on memory usage, try some app like "atsar" (Google, Freshmeat).
 
  


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