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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 19:17:33 -0600
Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Dale<rdalek1967@...>  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

:-)  :-)


References:
Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Dale
Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Alex Alexander
Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Dale
Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Mark Knecht
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