Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 02:02:56
Message-Id: 4D22752D.1010107@gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit. by Mark Knecht
Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Dale<rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote: > >> Alex Alexander wrote: >> >>> Are you sure you're checking your free ram correctly? run "free" and check >>> the buffers/cache line :) >>> >>> Alex | wired | sent from my i4 >>> >>> >>> >> Yea, I don't count caches and buffers. After being up a few days, it uses >> almost all the ram with those included. Here is the output of free tho: >> >> root@fireball / # free >> total used free shared buffers cached >> Mem: 4055816 3413320 642496 0 540172 1093420 >> -/+ buffers/cache: 1779728 2276088 >> Swap: 979960 148 979812 >> root@fireball / # >> >> >> That was just taken and I been logged in for a day or so. >> >> Dale >> > When you have a chance reboot the machine and try it again. Don't run > any apps, open a terminal and run free. > > I just rebooted. Here's what I see before running any apps: > > mark@c2stable ~ $ free > total used free shared buffers cached > Mem: 12303060 462120 11840940 0 12412 178712 > -/+ buffers/cache: 270996 12032064 > Swap: 12602976 0 12602976 > mark@c2stable ~ $ > > It doesn't drop much running Firefox to send this email: > > mark@c2stable ~ $ free > total used free shared buffers cached > Mem: 12303060 655776 11647284 0 13824 230160 > -/+ buffers/cache: 411792 11891268 > Swap: 12602976 0 12602976 > mark@c2stable ~ $ > > > Cheers, > Mark > >
I don't reboot much. I been up for a while. I finally got me a good stable kernel build so the next reboot could be a while off. I could go single user for a bit tho. Dale :-) :-)