Memory Usage

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sat Jan 21 07:33:16 PST 2006

On 1/21/06, Konrad Micinski <ewmicinski at> wrote:
> Dirk Kleinschmidt wrote:
> >
> > I tried to analyze the memory usage of my CLFS a little bit and found a
> > surprise (for me). Can anyone explain to me, why almost no memory is
> > left (out of 512 mb) even though I'm just running apache, ssh and fcron?
> Look at 'Cached' - it's almost equal to your total RAM.

I'm no memory expert, but I don't think this is unusual.  I usually
find that the memory is entirely full.  In fact, this is preferred
since you don't want to remove data from the fast RAM until something
else needs the space.  Now, if you start using swap...


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