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Re: what memory?

On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 07:08:50PM -0200, andrej hocevar wrote:
> Hello.
> I've been thinking about this:
> "dmesg | grep ^Mem" gives the following:
> Memory: 127264k/131008k available (1111k kernel code, 3360k
> reserved, 345k data, 256k init, 0k highmem)
> Now what does it all mean? How much is really available to
> me? "procinfo" says:
> Memory:      Total      
> Mem:        127520      
> The total is thus 127264+256 (from "init")? And what are the "init"
> and "reserved" zones?

Look for a line later in /var/log/syslog (or grep for it though dmesg)
that looks like this:

Dec 14 15:11:01 jazzman kernel: Freeing unused kernel memory: 80k freed

(Note, I think the amount of memory freed is system/kernel build dependant.)

Edward Guldemond

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