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Re: Memory problems

OoO En cette fin de nuit blanche du jeudi 02 octobre 2003, vers 06:41,
Nirmal Govind <nirmalg@psu.edu> disait:

> Another related qn.. the memory usage statistic using top doesn't show
> memory freeing up after I close some heavy duty programs like
> Openoffice and mozilla that I had running.. so in effect, the memory
> usage grows till almost 100% of the memory is used up but it never
> comes back down.. so I shut down X and checked top again, a little bit
> was freed up but almost 80% of my 640MB RAM was used up though all I
> had running was a console login... I had to reboot to get the memory
> freed up... any idea why this happens? Any solution? I'm using KDE 3.1
> and a ben10 kernel on an ibook 2.2 ...

If you have bought 640 MB of RAM, I suppose you want them to be used,
this ies exactly what Linux does. Unused memory  is used for caching
  * Hash table gook..
	2.4.0-test2 /usr/src/linux/fs/buffer.c

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