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Re: troubleshooting slow disk writes on squeeze.

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
> Then 'htop' can help you find processes that are consuming memory.
> The default is to sort the display by percent CPU usage.  But you can
> change that to display sorted by resident set size.  Press F6 and then
> use the cursor keys to change the sort-by setting to RES and then
> Enter.  That will then display the largest memory consuming programs
> that are in memory at this time up top.  Those are programs that are
> consuming the most memory and are actively using that memory.  (If the
> process consumes a lot of memory but doesn't use it then it can be
> paged out to disk.  It might consume very little resident memory in
> that case and probably isn't really a problem.  Looking at the VIRTual
> process size is also useful.)
> Look for processes that are consuming all of your memory.

Thank you so much Bob :-)
You are really kind to explain such a lot :-D

It is the many Virtual Machines that are taking memory.
I am going to get a bigger machine that supports svm to ron them.

Thanks a million :-)


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