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Re: kernel is using 50M of memory

On approximately Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 11:53:42AM -0800, brian moore wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 12:44:27PM -0700, Cameron Matheson wrote:
> > Hey,
> > 
> > I was looking at the memory usage (gmemusage, and /proc/meminfo),
> > and I was noticing that 'linux' was using nearly 50m of memory.  I
> > was rather disturbed, and wondering why
> Um, /proc/meminfo doesn't say how much the kernel is using (well, not
> directly, anyway -- you can derive it by subtracting how much RAM is in
> your system from the 'MemTotal' portion).
> Why do you think it's using 50M?  Sure -you- aren't using it?
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I is not uncommon for 50M of RAM being used at any particular time, especially if
you are running X.  The fact that you say the kernel is using that much memory is, 
crazy.  Only Microsoft could do that.
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