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Re: what is sufficient free memory?

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Erik Peter P. Abella wrote:

 > 70 processes: 69 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
 > CPU states:  0.1% user,  0.7% system,  0.0% nice, 99.0% idle
 > Mem:   63124K av,  61296K used,   1828K free,  36880K shrd,   7712K buff
 > Swap: 104380K av,   3128K used, 101252K free                 35860K
 > cached
 > I'm a little worried that the harddisk might thrash as there's hardly
 > any more memory to spare (1828K free). This server is pretty much an

of that 61296 used k, 35860k is cache. filesystem cache.

things happened so that linux uses the memory if it has. would it make
any sense having unused memory ? ok, it's cheap these days, but
not _that_ cheap...

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