top tells me X is using 80 Mb!
I'm using X 4 (from Woody), and I just noticed some strange thing:
10963 root 10 0 96404 80M 972 S 0 0.1 64.8 2:49 X
(1st place, sorted by mem. usage)
socrates jeronimo$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 127044 124528 2516 0 644 14756
-/+ buffers/cache: 109128 17916
Swap: 256960 28568 228392
Why Does that happen? I never saw that sort of thing before (maybe
because I never had so much memory -- I bought more 64 Mb RAM some
At the moment I ran top, only a few applications were running
(gnapster, powershell, emacs and netscape). I killed Netscape and only
2 Mb were freed (I checked with ps, and it really was killed).
So... Does X really need 80 Mb? :-) I don't think so (but I could be
Or did I misinterpret top's (and free's) output?
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