"shared" memory value was: Re: /usr full !?
Mario Filipe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 31004 30356 648 23424 228
> -/+ buffers: 30128 420
> Swap: 32252 2560 29692 9788
> I noticed it because i ran xosview and noticed that most of the
> used memory was on "shared".
xosview doesn't print shared memory properly - the author was unsure
what it meant when 1.4 was released.
IIRC, it's the amount of memory being saved because programs are
sharing their code and the shared libraries like libc. If I run 60
sleeps (along with X, XEmacs, Netscape, etc.), the shared memory
exceeds the total memory. (Which really stuffs up xosview 1.4.1's
Carey Evans <*> http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/ gc
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