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Old 02-27-2002, 11:40 PM   #1
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memory hog

Some thing is hogging my memory (256mb). when I start with fresh boot it is almost half used up. after being on net for a hour it is now 26.36 free physical. total swap=522 mb.

the memory information is as follows:
total phys mem=255.53mb
free phys mem:=29.67mb
shared mem:=0.26mb
buffer mem=5.24mb
cached mem=116.69mb
total swap=522.07mb
free swap=522.07mb

on the graph of kde control center the first graph is total memory free ram and swap=70%
the second physical is cached ram 45% used shared 40%
third virtual memory, free swap=100%

right now I have open 1 komqueror, 1 kde mail client, a conection to internet dial up running, and the kde control center. where would I start looking to free up memory? John
Old 02-27-2002, 11:49 PM   #2
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Linux will load as much as possible in RAM...this is normal. when your swap of 522 fills up, that is when you want to start worrying. I never make a swap of over 125 megs and it is rarely ever touched or used at all.
Old 02-28-2002, 12:20 AM   #3
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thanks. I just didn't know what to expect. John


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