Memory usage

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Mar 7 04:47:10 GMT 2007


On Tuesday 06 March 2007, Leonardo de Miranda Cabral wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I have a notebook with 1GB Ram memory. I was taking a look in the memory
> usage of this notebook and guess what, with almost nothing 
> (applications) loaded the memory that Kubuntu show as used with the
> 'free' command is 750MB. How????? I even stopped X (kdm), apache2,
> postgresql, everything... I`m getting crazy??!!! Why kubuntu don`t free
> this memory??? I went to a WinXP SP2 box with 512MB RAM that my father
> has and with a lot of application loaded it still hava free memory at
> about 200MB. For you guys help me lower my memory usage here a some
> 'free' and 'ps' outputs. [1] and [2] are outputs when nothing is loaded
> (neither X), and [3] and [4]  with some default applications that
> usually starts with kde. Is this a kernel bug??? If can any one help me
> or explain me this strange memory usage...
>
>----------------- [1] -> free -m
> --------------------------------------------- total       used      
> free     shared    buffers     cached Mem:          1002        761    
>    240          0         36        659 -/+ buffers/cache:         65  
>      937
>Swap:         2933          0       2933
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>-----------
>
>----------------- [2] -> ps aux
> --------------------------------------------- USER       PID %CPU %MEM 
>   VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND root         1  0.0  0.0
>   1632   612 ?        Ss   18:32   0:01 /sbin/init splash
>root         2  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    18:32   0:00
> [migration/0] root         3  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        SN   18:32
>   0:00 [ksoftirqd/0] root         4  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S  
>  18:32   0:00 [watchdog/0] root         5  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?     
>   S<   18:32   0:00 [events/0] root         6  0.0  0.0      0     0 ? 
>       S<   18:32   0:00 [khelper] root         7  0.0  0.0      0     0
> ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kthread] root         9  0.0  0.0      0   
>  0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kblockd/0] root        10  0.0  0.0     
> 0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kacpid] root        11  0.0  0.0   
>   0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kacpi_notify]
>root       102  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00
> [kseriod] root       135  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    18:32  
> 0:00 [pdflush] root       136  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S   
> 18:32   0:00 [pdflush] root       137  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S
>    18:32   0:00 [kswapd0] root       138  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?      
>  S<   18:32   0:00 [aio/0] root      1704  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?     
>   S<   18:32   0:00 [khubd] root      1728  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?    
>    S<   18:32   0:00 [khpsbpkt] root      1767  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?
>        S    18:32   0:00 [knodemgrd_0] root      1809  0.0  0.0      0 
>    0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kjournald] root      1884  0.0  0.0  
> 1600   544 ?        Ss   18:32   0:00 //sbin/logd root      2027  0.0 
> 0.1   2612  1040 ?        S<s  18:32
>0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
>root      2786  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00
> [shpchpd] root      2797  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:32  
> 0:00 [kpsmoused] root      2915  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S   
> 18:32   0:00 [pccardd] root      2916  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?       
> S<   18:32   0:00 [tifm0] root      3033  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?      
>  S<   18:32   0:00 [ipw2200/0] root      3624  0.0  0.0   1600   508
> tty2     Ss+  18:32   0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
>root      3625  0.0  0.0   1600   508 tty3     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
>root      3626  0.0  0.0   1596   504 tty4     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
>root      3627  0.0  0.0   1600   508 tty5     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
>root      3628  0.0  0.0   1600   504 tty6     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
>root      3853  0.0  0.1   2200  1164 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
>root      3948  0.0  0.0   1648   612 ?        Ss   18:32   0:00
> /sbin/syslogd root      3974  0.0  0.0   1728   516 ?        Ss   18:32
>   0:00 /bin/dd bs 1 if /proc/kmsg of /var/run/klogd/kmsg
>klog      3976  0.0  0.1   2428  1312 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /sbin/klogd -P /var/run/klogd/kmsg
>cupsys    4098  0.0  0.1   4540  2000 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
>root      4140  0.0  0.0   4900   924 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/hpiod
>hplip     4181  0.0  0.4   9672  4860 ?        S    18:32   0:00
>python /usr/sbin/hpssd
>root      4291  0.0  0.2   5580  2272 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/apt-index-watcher watch --syslog
>103       4311  0.0  0.0   2300   896 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:09 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
>106       4326  0.0  0.5   7220  5688 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:05 /usr/sbin/hald
>root      4327  0.0  0.1   2916  1040 ?        S    18:32   0:00
> hald-runner 106       4333  0.0  0.0   2024   872 ?        S    18:33
>0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-acpi
>106       4339  0.0  0.0   2024   844 ?        S    18:33
>0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-keyboard
>106       4355  0.0  0.0   2028   916 ?        S    18:33
>0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-storage
>root      4372  0.0  0.0   1948   796 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/dhcdbd --system
>root      4389  0.0  0.2  20372  2104 ?        Ssl  18:33
>0:01 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --pid-file
> /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid root      4404  0.0  0.1  
> 2964  1248 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManagerDispatcher --pid-file
> /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManagerDispatcher.pid root      4447 
> 0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:33   0:00 [ondemand] root     
> 4496  0.0  0.1   4940  1048 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
>root      4578  0.0  0.0   2072   740 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/hcid -x
>root      4584  0.0  0.0   1668   496 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/sdpd
>root      4596  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:33   0:00
> [krfcommd] daemon    4634  0.0  0.0   1856   428 ?        Ss   18:33  
> 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd root      4647  0.0  0.0   2192   868 ?        Ss  
> 18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
>dhcp      4805  0.0  0.0   2392   748 ?        S<s  18:33   0:00
>dhclient3 -pf /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid -lf
> /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.eth0.leases eth0
>root      5221  0.0  0.1   3460  1396 ?        S    18:53
>0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -dd -g /var/run/wpa_supplicant-global
>dhcp      5228  0.0  0.1   2400  1168 ?        S    18:53
>0:00 /sbin/dhclient -1 -lf /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.eth1.leases -pf
> /var/run/dhclient.eth1.pid -q -e dhc_dbus=31 -d eth1
>root      7806  0.0  0.1   2672  1172 tty1     Ss   21:18   0:00
> /bin/login -- 1000      7812  0.7  0.3   5872  3444 tty1     S    21:18
>   0:00 -bash 1000      7831  0.0  0.0   2476   988 tty1     R+   21:18 
>  0:00 ps aux --------------------- [2] end
> --------------------------------------
>
>
>----------------------[3] -> free -m -----------------------------
>             total       used       free     shared    buffers    
> cached Mem:          1002        967         34          0         39  
>      684 -/+ buffers/cache:        244        757
>Swap:         2933          0       2933
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>--------------------- [4] -> ps aux -------------------------------
>USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
>root         1  0.0  0.0   1632   612 ?        Ss   18:32   0:01
> /sbin/init splash
>root         2  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    18:32   0:00
> [migration/0] root         3  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        SN   18:32
>   0:00 [ksoftirqd/0] root         4  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S  
>  18:32   0:00 [watchdog/0] root         5  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?     
>   S<   18:32   0:00 [events/0] root         6  0.0  0.0      0     0 ? 
>       S<   18:32   0:00 [khelper] root         7  0.0  0.0      0     0
> ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kthread] root         9  0.0  0.0      0   
>  0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kblockd/0] root        10  0.0  0.0     
> 0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kacpid] root        11  0.0  0.0   
>   0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kacpi_notify]
>root       102  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00
> [kseriod] root       135  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    18:32  
> 0:00 [pdflush] root       136  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S   
> 18:32   0:00 [pdflush] root       137  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S
>    18:32   0:00 [kswapd0] root       138  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?      
>  S<   18:32   0:00 [aio/0] root      1704  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?     
>   S<   18:32   0:00 [khubd] root      1728  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?    
>    S<   18:32   0:00 [khpsbpkt] root      1767  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?
>        S    18:32   0:00 [knodemgrd_0] root      1809  0.0  0.0      0 
>    0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00 [kjournald] root      1884  0.0  0.0  
> 1600   544 ?        Ss   18:32   0:00 //sbin/logd root      2027  0.0 
> 0.1   2612  1040 ?        S<s  18:32
>0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
>root      2786  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:32   0:00
> [shpchpd] root      2797  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:32  
> 0:00 [kpsmoused] root      2915  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S   
> 18:32   0:00 [pccardd] root      2916  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?       
> S<   18:32   0:00 [tifm0] root      3033  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?      
>  S<   18:32   0:00 [ipw2200/0] root      3624  0.0  0.0   1600   508
> tty2     Ss+  18:32   0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
>root      3625  0.0  0.0   1600   508 tty3     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
>root      3626  0.0  0.0   1596   504 tty4     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
>root      3627  0.0  0.0   1600   508 tty5     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
>root      3628  0.0  0.0   1600   504 tty6     Ss+  18:32   0:00
> /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
>root      3853  0.0  0.1   2200  1164 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
>root      3948  0.0  0.0   1648   612 ?        Ss   18:32   0:00
> /sbin/syslogd root      3974  0.0  0.0   1728   516 ?        Ss   18:32
>   0:00 /bin/dd bs 1 if /proc/kmsg of /var/run/klogd/kmsg
>klog      3976  0.0  0.1   2428  1312 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /sbin/klogd -P /var/run/klogd/kmsg
>cupsys    4098  0.0  0.1   4540  2000 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
>root      4140  0.0  0.0   4900   924 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/hpiod
>hplip     4181  0.0  0.4   9672  4860 ?        S    18:32   0:00
>python /usr/sbin/hpssd
>root      4291  0.0  0.2   5580  2272 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:00 /usr/sbin/apt-index-watcher watch --syslog
>103       4311  0.0  0.0   2300   896 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:09 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
>106       4326  0.0  0.5   7220  5688 ?        Ss   18:32
>0:05 /usr/sbin/hald
>root      4327  0.0  0.1   2916  1040 ?        S    18:32   0:00
> hald-runner 106       4333  0.0  0.0   2024   872 ?        S    18:32
>0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-acpi
>106       4339  0.0  0.0   2024   844 ?        S    18:33
>0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-keyboard
>106       4355  0.0  0.0   2028   916 ?        S    18:33
>0:00 /usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-storage
>root      4372  0.0  0.0   1948   796 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/dhcdbd --system
>root      4389  0.0  0.2  20372  2104 ?        Ssl  18:33
>0:01 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --pid-file
> /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid root      4404  0.0  0.1  
> 2964  1248 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManagerDispatcher --pid-file
> /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManagerDispatcher.pid root      4447 
> 0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:33   0:00 [ondemand] root     
> 4496  0.0  0.1   4940  1048 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
>root      4578  0.0  0.0   2072   740 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/hcid -x
>root      4584  0.0  0.0   1668   496 ?        Ss   18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/sdpd
>root      4596  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   18:33   0:00
> [krfcommd] daemon    4634  0.0  0.0   1856   428 ?        Ss   18:33  
> 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd root      4647  0.0  0.0   2192   868 ?        Ss  
> 18:33
>0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
>dhcp      4805  0.0  0.0   2392   748 ?        S<s  18:33   0:00
>dhclient3 -pf /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid -lf
> /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.eth0.leases eth0
>root      5221  0.0  0.1   3460  1396 ?        S    18:53
>0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -dd -g /var/run/wpa_supplicant-global
>dhcp      5228  0.0  0.1   2400  1168 ?        S    18:53
>0:00 /sbin/dhclient -1 -lf /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.eth1.leases -pf
> /var/run/dhclient.eth1.pid -q -e dhc_dbus=31 -d eth1
>root      7806  0.0  0.1   2672  1172 tty1     Ss   21:18   0:00
> /bin/login -- 1000      7812  0.1  0.4   6844  4432 tty1     S+   21:18
>   0:00 -bash root      7886  0.0  0.5  18036  5668 ?        Ss   21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start -DSSL
>www-data  7890  0.0  0.3  18036  3100 ?        S    21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start -DSSL
>www-data  7891  0.0  0.3  18036  3100 ?        S    21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start -DSSL
>postgres  7951  0.0  0.3  19416  3912 ?        S    21:19
>0:00 /usr/lib/postgresql/8.1/bin/postmaster -D
> /var/lib/postgresql/8.1/main -c
> config_file=/etc/postgresql/8.1/main/postgresql.conf
>postgres  7953  0.0  0.1  19416  1144 ?        S    21:19   0:00
> postgres: writer process
>postgres  7954  0.0  0.1  10196  1060 ?        S    21:19   0:00
> postgres: stats buffer process
>postgres  7955  0.0  0.1   9324  1264 ?        S    21:19   0:00
> postgres: stats collector process
>root      8050  0.0  0.1   6912  1624 ?        Ss   21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/nmbd -D
>root      8052  0.0  0.2   9756  2124 ?        Ss   21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
>root      8056  0.0  0.0   9756   932 ?        S    21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
>root      8111  0.0  0.3   3780  3796 ?        SLs  21:19
>0:00 /usr/sbin/slmodemd --alsa -c USA modem:1
>root      8282  0.0  0.1   3652  1396 tty1     S    21:21
>0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe
>mysql     8346  0.1  2.0 128344 21008 tty1     Sl   21:21
>0:00 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql
> --user=mysql --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid --skip-locking
> --port=3306 --socket=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock root      8347  0.0 
> 0.0   2720   664 tty1     S    21:21   0:00 logger -p daemon.err -t
> mysqld_safe -i -t mysqld
>root      8457  0.0  0.0   2688   648 ?        Ss   21:21   0:00
> /usr/bin/kdm root      8459  1.9  2.3  29716 23840 tty7     Rs+  21:21
>0:04 /usr/bin/X -br -nolisten tcp :0 vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-egrlZg
>root      8460  0.0  0.1   3664  1392 ?        S    21:21   0:00 -:0
>1000      8469  0.0  0.1   4132  1600 ?        Ss   21:21
>0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/startkde
>1000      8510  0.0  0.0   4484   728 ?        Ss   21:21
>0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session
> /usr/bin/startkde 1000      8513  0.0  0.0   2532   624 ?        S   
> 21:21
>0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/startkde
>1000      8514  0.0  0.0   2060   440 ?        Ss   21:21
>0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 8 --print-address 6
> --session 1000      8547  0.0  0.0   1444   136 ?        S    21:21  
> 0:00 start_kdeinit --new-startup +kcminit_startup
>1000      8548  0.0  0.8  25848  8504 ?        Ss   21:21   0:00 kdeinit
>Running...
>1000      8551  0.0  0.3  25036  3152 ?        S    21:21   0:00
> dcopserver [kdeinit] --nosid
>1000      8553  0.0  0.8  27160  8824 ?        S    21:21   0:00
> klauncher [kdeinit] --new-startup
>1000      8555  0.5  1.7  35140 17964 ?        S    21:21   0:01 kded
>[kdeinit] --new-startup
>1000      8561  0.0  0.0   1580   356 ?        S    21:21   0:00
> kwrapper ksmserver
>1000      8563  0.0  0.9  26712 10220 ?        S    21:21   0:00
> ksmserver [kdeinit]
>1000      8564  0.2  1.3  29460 13520 ?        S    21:21   0:00 kwin
>[kdeinit] -session
>102011a21721ba000117315545800000048930072_1173226236_301864
>1000      8566  0.4  1.5  31668 15940 ?        S    21:21   0:01
> kdesktop [kdeinit]
>1000      8568  0.7  1.7  34376 18344 ?        S    21:21   0:01 kicker
>[kdeinit]
>1000      8572  0.1  1.4  30104 14756 ?        S    21:21   0:00
> kio_uiserver [kdeinit]
>1000      8573  0.0  0.7  27656  8096 ?        S    21:21   0:00
> kio_system [kdeinit]
>system /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kickerEl6vlc.slave-socket 1000      8574  0.0 
> 0.9  27832  9376 ?        S    21:21   0:00 kio_trash [kdeinit]
>trash /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kickeriwoBba.slave-socket 1000      8583  0.0 
> 0.9  26420  9756 ?        S    21:22   0:00 kaccess [kdeinit]
>1000      8584  0.5  0.7  21376  7844 ?        S    21:22
>0:01 /usr/bin/artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -s 60 -m artsmessage -c drkonqi -l 3
> -f 1000      8601  1.0  1.7  31184 17544 ?        S    21:22   0:02
> katapult -session
> 10d9d39668000112680660600000081280032_1173226236_208462 1000      8603 
> 0.2  1.5  31032 15408 ?        S    21:22   0:00 kmix [kdeinit]
> -session
>102011a21721ba000116474885200000169990095_1173226236_199431
>1000      8609  0.0  0.2   7848  2284 ?        S    21:22   0:00
>aspell -a -S -C -d en_US -Tutf8 --encoding=utf-8
>1000      8626  0.1  1.9  49564 20436 ?        S    21:22
>0:00 /usr/bin/python
> /usr/share/python-support/kde-guidance/guidance-power-manager.py 1000  
>    8627  0.0  1.2  34544 13220 ?        S    21:22   0:00 knotify
> [kdeinit]
>1000      8630  0.0  0.0   1864   628 ?        S    21:22
>0:00 /usr/bin/passkey-agent --default /usr/lib/kdebluetooth/kbluepin
>1000      8632  1.2  1.4  31788 14984 ?        S    21:22   0:02
>adept_notifier
>1000      8634  0.2  1.2  28432 12888 ?        S    21:22   0:00
>kbluetoothd --dontforceshow
>1000      8636  0.0  1.2  27656 12364 ?        S    21:22   0:00 klipper
>[kdeinit]
>1000      8638  0.3  1.4  32272 14952 ?        S    21:22   0:00
>korgac --miniicon korganizer
>1000      8640  0.6  2.0  56392 20792 ?        S    21:22
>0:01 /usr/bin/python
> /usr/share/python-support/kde-guidance/guidance-power-manager.py 1000  
>    8646  0.6  1.6  33572 16708 ?        S    21:22   0:01 konsole
> [kdeinit]
>1000      8647  0.0  0.3   5852  3428 pts/2    Ss   21:22   0:00
> /bin/bash 1000      8666  4.9  3.6  93940 37892 ?        Sl   21:23  
> 0:08 kontact 1000      8672  0.0  1.1  56868 11480 ?        S    21:23 
>  0:00 kio_pop3 [kdeinit]
>pop3s /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactkwhxEa.slave-socket 1000      8673  0.0 
> 1.1  56764 11408 ?        S    21:23   0:00 kio_pop3 [kdeinit]
>pop3 /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactpVphBb.slave-socket 1000      8674  0.0 
> 1.1  56764 11408 ?        S    21:23   0:00 kio_pop3 [kdeinit]
>pop3 /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactwrNF7b.slave-socket 1000      8675  0.0 
> 0.8  27696  8828 ?        S    21:23   0:00 kio_file [kdeinit]
>file /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactfJnksb.slave-socket 1000      8682  0.4 
> 1.3  28200 13672 ?        S    21:23   0:00 kwalletmanager --kwalletd
>1000      8683  0.0  0.8  27696  8828 ?        S    21:23   0:00
> kio_file [kdeinit]
>file /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactlk9rVb.slave-socket 1000      8684  0.0 
> 0.8  27696  8824 ?        S    21:23   0:00 kio_file [kdeinit]
>file /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactgmgUpc.slave-socket 1000      8686  0.0 
> 0.8  27696  8824 ?        S    21:23   0:00 kio_file [kdeinit]
>file /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/kontactoyek2b.slave-socket 1000      8712  0.0 
> 0.8  27828  9048 ?        S    21:24   0:00 kio_file [kdeinit]
>file /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/amarokjYzWKb.slave-socket 1000      8737  0.6 
> 1.2  29372 12384 ?        SN   21:25   0:00 kio_thumbnail [kdeinit]
>thumbnail /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/klauncherjZQttc.slave-socket
> /tmp/ksocket-leomcabral/konqueroreIk4Sa.slave-socket 1000      8741 
> 0.0  0.0   2472   984 pts/2    R+   21:26   0:00 ps aux
> -----------------------[4]
> end------------------------------------------------

Don't worry about the memory, linux uses it for cache in case you want to 
rerun that program.  If it needs to, it will release it and reassign it 
to the next application that needs it, I believe on a least recently used 
basis.  You are not running out of memory until you actually see some 
swap being used.  Even that can be alleviated with a 'swapoff', 'swapon' 
sequence from the cli, done at root.

Cheers, Gene
-- 
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Plumber mistook routing panel for decorative wall fixture



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