3GiB ram, gnome-system-monitor now says 2.9GiB

J. Limon jlimon at eml.cc
Tue Apr 7 14:00:11 UTC 2009


Liam Proven wrote:
> 2009/4/6 J. Limon <jlimon at eml.cc>:
>   
>> Liam Proven wrote:
>>     
>>> 2009/4/6 J. Limon <jlimon at eml.cc>:
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Just for comparison, htop reports 3016MB.
>>>>
>>>> - J. Limon
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> 3016MB *is* 2.9GB.
>>>
>>> 3GiB = 1024 * 3 = 3072MiB
>>> 3016/3072 = 2.9453125 = 2.9GiB
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Well, I guess why we know I'm not a math major at this point. ;)
>>
>> Hm, time to figure out where that missing 0.01GiB is going.
>>     
>
> Ignoring all the pointless pedantic debating about binary units versus
> decimal ones - does it matter?
>
> It's a meg or so. Today, on a machine with 3GB RAM, an utterly
> insignificant amount of memory. It may well be accounted for by the
> difference between total available RAM and RAM available to the
> kernel, which means the difference is just the amount taken up by the
> kernel.
>
> Stop worrying about it. Chill out and move on.
>
>
>   

Oh I'm absolutely in favor of that, and that much being used by the 
kernel makes perfect sense. ;)

-- 
"If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."





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