memory being used?
jordon at envygeeks.com
Mon Sep 5 18:42:44 UTC 2011
On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 10:07:20AM -0700, Noah wrote:
> Hi there,
> I would like to look at what programs are utilizing what memory.
> :~$ 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?
768 - 265 != "almost 100%", caches are pushed out as memory is needed
sudo sync; echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches; free -m
That still doesn't solve the issue of your swap being utilised, if
this is a server then at some point you did OOM and start moving to
swap and it did calm down so you do still have an issue that needs
to be addressed but you won't see it right now most likely so it's
time to do some log analysis.
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