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Old 11-12-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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memory diagnostics/questions - how to?


I'm seeing my memory get used up and now have only 10% free having had 50% free when the box was rebooted.

What I would like to do is find some way to break down the memory usage on my centos 5 server in some detail.

Obviously vmstat, free and ps give me some clues but is there any tools available to provide a better view of whats going on? I've googled around for a few things but not yet spotted anything straight forward.

One more thing on the subject, I noticed yum-updatesd was using the most memory (9.4%) so I service yum-updatesd stop'd it. Is it your opinion that this is bad practice? I assume the daemon is constantly looking for security updates etc?

Many thanks

Old 11-12-2008, 01:40 PM   #2
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Memory being used up in Linux is totally normal. Try searching these forums as this is asked all the time.


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