Re: Sarge: plenty of free RAM, but uses swap
On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Hannes Mayer wrote:
> Hi all!
> I just noticed that sarge is using swap, but there is still plenty of
> memory free:
> # free
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 1036532 441552 594980 0 23732 265492
> -/+ buffers/cache: 152328 884204
> Swap: 351752 0 351752
> # uname -a
> Linux debian 2.6.8-1-686 #1 Thu Nov 25 04:34:30 UTC 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
> My previous distro (Fedora2) didn't use swap at all. It just occupied
> almost all RAM, of course with lots of "cached" showing up at # free.
> How can one force it to use RAM first and then swap ?
> (I've google, but didn't find a solution)
If you read the output, in the swap entry you have
So you are using 0 swap at the moment. Free just tells you that you have
351752 available (notice the column titles)
> Thanks & best regards,