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Re: [opensuse] Huge amount usage of ram memory ( i have 2Gb and free 121 Mb )
  • From: Aaron Kulkis <akulkis00@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:11:46 -0500
  • Message-id: <47AA2292.30703@xxxxxxxxxx>
Florin wrote:
Not even "Vista" is occupying so much Ram.

That's because rather than using memory, Windows
has a policy of "aggressive swapping" which means
flushing buffers out to swap space to free up
memory which ISN'T EVEN BEING REQUESTED.

Supposedly, the reason for this was to improve
system responsiveness, but it has actually
turned out to be very detrimental to performance.

Yes I'm using Swap ( is free )

What he meant by "are you using swap?" is this:
"Is there any swap space being consumed?"

After reboot memory is ~ 650 Mb and 1400Mb free...

This isn't windows. There's no need to reboot to
solve anything other than application memory leaks,
or (heaven forbid) a system lockup.

By the way, running out of free memory will NOT cause
your computer to crash. Running out of swap space,
yes, but not RAM.

Basically, if your computer has been up for any
length of time, and has a substantial amount of
free memory still, THAT would be sign that something
is wrong (specifically, that I/O buffers are being
de-allocated prematurely).


> if i update some
package's the occupying ram growing up to 1800 Mb.

Well, duh. ;-)

You downloaded a whole bunch of stuff, and it's
now being held in I/O buffers UNTIL SOME OTHER
PROCESS NEEDS THAT MEMORY SPACE.

No problems by now



În data de Mi, 06-02-2008 la 12:18 -0800, Sloan a scris:
Florin wrote:
Hi,
Now is runing sys ( openSuse 10.3 amd 64 ) and Firefox.
Has anybody a clue about this !????
Need info.
So, what's the problem? Are you using swap? any adverse symptoms,
performance problems?

Joe




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