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Re: Memory problems

Nirmal Govind <nirmalg@psu.edu> wrote:

> >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
> >purposes.
> >
> So I presume that memory is reallocated if I want to start up an app
> even though the utilization is 100%.. somehow it just feels like the
> performance is better when I just reboot and there's more free memory
> than when it's fully utilized (even if it's actually going towards
> caching..).. for example, if I'm playing some music then I get good
> uninterrupted quality when there's enough free memory.. at other times,
> there's this fraction-of-a-second interruption at times..

This is not due to free memory, but to the way the scheduler works. This
probably seems related to free memory, as the more processes, the less
memory ;-)
Kernel 2.6 has a much nicer scheduler. (too bad, sleep still has
problems - at least for me).


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