What is hammering my memory?
dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 16:22:42 UTC 2010
2010/7/2 Markus Schönhaber <ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de>:
> 02.07.2010 16:00, Dotan Cohen:
>> On my daily driver Dell Inspiron laptop I have been testing Kubuntu
>> 10.10. Both alphas hammer the memory terribly:
>> merkat1 at dcl:~$ free -m
>> total used free shared buffers cached
>> Mem: 2011 1927 83 0 0 1228
>> -/+ buffers/cache: 699 1312
>> Swap: 2863 0 2862
>> merkat1 at dcl:~$
> Hm, only roughy 1/3 of the RAM is actually used by "programs". The vast
> majority is used as cache.
>> What might be eating all that memory? Thanks.
> I consider what you observe to be pretty normal.
> Linux assumes that if you put all those nifty RAM modules into your
> machine, you want them to be actually used ;-)
Then what should I check to see what is causing the system to be sluggish?
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