Re: Noob Question :-/ ....
On Sunday, November 11, 2012 04:08:47 PM David Christensen wrote:
> On 11/11/12 12:54, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> > Does Debian-kfreeBSD in fact have ext3fs support ?
> I dunno -- perhaps that's the problem. (I use Debian Squeeze i386 and
> Debian Wheezy amd64.)
> A console-only install of Debian Squeeze i386 can have a fairly small
> memory footprint (my CVS server uses 42 MB):
> 2012-11-11 12:59:16 dpchrist@cvs ~
> $ top
> top - 12:59:16 up 0 min, 1 user, load average: 0.06, 0.01, 0.00
> Tasks: 62 total, 1 running, 61 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
> Cpu(s): 1.7%us, 7.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 78.9%id, 12.3%wa, 0.1%hi, 0.0%si,
> Mem: 514684k total, 42284k used, 472400k free, 7544k buffers
> Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 19004k cached
> Perhaps somebody with a console-only amd64 server can post data for that.
After clearing the caches (/sbin/sysctl vm.drop_caches=3), one of my amd64
console-only systems uses about 94MiB. With apache2 and samba running,
dropping the cache brings it down to about 105MiB.
I've noticed that 64-bit Wheezy likes to cache a lot more in RAM. Without
doing much on my 64-bit Wheezy XFCE desktop, it has built up to 2.8GiB used
(1.1GiB cached, 740MiB buffers); dropping the cache reduces mem usage to about
620MiB. This is a departure from 32-bit Squeeze with PAE and KDE which never
used that much memory 'doing nothing', though it might be that 32-bit+PAE
performs cache-usage computations sees only 4GiB RAM (32-bit) rather than all