Re: SuperKaramba Memory Sensor Incorrect
> I noticed that SuperKaramba reports memory usage differently to the free and
> vmsize commands when you select the format="%umb" option (described as "Used
> memory in megabytes (cache and buffers excluded)." on the SuperKaramba
> sensors page ).
> The memory usage appears to be considerably lower than that reported by the
> free command. For example, at the moment free outputs the following:
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 386948 383360 3588 0 26488 105076
> -/+ buffers/cache: 251796 135152
> Swap: 562232 355856 206376
> whereas my SuperKaramba theme reports the used memory excluding cache and
> buffers to be 210Mb (instead of 251796/1024=246Mb).
> I had a look at the source code in the Debian package. The memory usage is
> found by parsing the /proc/meminfo file. The MemSensor::getCached() function
> calculates the amount of cache as the total "Cached" and "SwapCached" memory
> and the free memory is calculated using this value. This means that the
> reported free memory is lower than that reported by "free" by the amount of
> SwapCached memory. I'm pretty sure that this is wrong as SwapCached relates to
> the swap partition rather than the physical memory, but I wanted to run it
> past you guys before filing a bug. Also, is this better filed with the Debian
> BTS or upstream?
> Using pure Sid, stock kernel 2.6.8, SuperKaramba version 0.35-2.
>  http://netdragon.sourceforge.net/ssensors.html
Submitted to Debian BTS: #306583