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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:15:48 -0800
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


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