Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 20:07:58
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit. by Dale
On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:34 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote:
> Is this difference because 64 bit programs use more memory, maybe they are > larger than 32 bit programs?  Just curious.  I notice that Seamonkey uses > more and KDE's plasma-desktop uses more.  Those are generally the biggest > users.
How are you measuring memory-use? If your system has more RAM the system will tend to cache a lot more stuff - linux doesn't like to let RAM go to waste. Probably best to compare individual processes across archs - and not overall memory use.