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Old 12-09-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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LXer: How to find which processes are eating memory in Linux


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"If you are running out of RAM on your Linux system, you will want to find the culprit in order to solve the problem, either by reconfiguring the RAM-hungry application or by stopping it." "We'll use ps, awk, head and sort with a pipe, to find out which application is consuming our RAM" "List running processes ordered by RAM usage" ps aux | awk '{print $2, $4, $11}' | sort -k2rn | head -n 20"

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Old 12-29-2010, 02:58 AM   #2
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1, use TOP command
2, use who -u and compare idle , jcpu column value
 
  


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