Re: Sarge: plenty of free RAM, but uses swap
On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 15:55:57 +0200 (IST), Micha Feigin
> On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Hannes Mayer wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > I just noticed that sarge is using swap, but there is still plenty of
> > memory free:
> > # free
> > total used free shared buffers cached
> > Mem: 1036532 441552 594980 0 23732 265492
> > -/+ buffers/cache: 152328 884204
> > Swap: 351752 0 351752
> > # uname -a
> > Linux debian 2.6.8-1-686 #1 Thu Nov 25 04:34:30 UTC 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
> > My previous distro (Fedora2) didn't use swap at all. It just occupied
> > almost all RAM, of course with lots of "cached" showing up at # free.
> > How can one force it to use RAM first and then swap ?
> > (I've google, but didn't find a solution)
> If you read the output, in the swap entry you have
> total: 351752
> used: 0
> free: 351752
> So you are using 0 swap at the moment. Free just tells you that you have
> 351752 available (notice the column titles)
WOW! Silly me!
Thanks Björn and Micha!
I guess I was a bit confused, because I could hear the harddrive every
few seconds doing something tiny. Is there any way to check which
program is currently doing disk I/O ?
Thanks a lot,