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Old 11-28-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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RAM usage question. 99%?

So I've been noticing that once I leave my linux box running for a bit it ALWAYS ends up with 99% RAM usage, like 4 of 128mb free. Memory leak or is there something I'm just missing? Only things running are basically Apache 2.0, a Ventrilo server, and then the normal stuff. Slackware 10.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:49 PM   #3
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Linux uses all memory that is not used by applications for caching to improve performance. This cache memory is still available for use by applications when they need it so it shouldn't be considered 'in use'. If you want to see the true memory usage run
free -m
and look at the second line (the +/- buffers/cache).


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