memory being used?
alan at popey.com
Mon Sep 5 17:19:05 UTC 2011
On 5 September 2011 18:07, Noah <noah-list at enabled.com> wrote:
> :~$ free -m
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 768 745 22 0 5 265
> -/+ buffers/cache: 474 293
> Swap: 1535 165 1370
> currently I see that I am riding my memory almost 100% utilized. I want to
> know what program is using that memory and how it is allocated. how can I
> do that?
top / htop / ps aux.
If it's a desktop then "System Monitor".
Be aware that not all the memory will be in use by programs. Some of
it will be used by the kernel for buffers/cache and will be released
when needed by applications. So don't necessarily think that "All my
memory is used == bad".
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