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Re: what is sufficient free memory?

On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Tamas TEVESZ wrote:
> 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
>  > 
> 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...

Why not that cheap?  Less than half of his ram is being used for actual
needed data.  The rest is either free, in cache or in buffers which means
the memory isn't even close to being stressed on the system.  The 3MB in
swap is just crap the system doesn't mind not having ;)

I don't think the memory problem is as bad as only 1.8Mb free.


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