On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Rowan Reid wrote:
I copy pasted my top out put below. Not sure if that
was a good idea or
not. My question is why is it showing 58Megs of ram being used but the %
memory usuage barely adds up to 30% also could someoone guide me in
understanding what the pri ni and such are thanks
"man top" will explain these fields.
2:38am up 23 days, 15:25, 2 users, load average:
0.00, 0.00, 0.00
42 processes: 41 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 0.7% user, 0.7% system, 0.0% nice, 98.4% idle
Mem: 61992K av, 58900K used, 3092K free, 0K shrd, 13432K
Swap: 192740K av, 9364K used, 183376K free 22804K
Linux uses free memory for buffers to speed access to recently used disk
data. Whenever programs require additional memory, the kernel will
release buffers to free memory.
This question has been asked many times and it HAS to be part of a FAQ
somewhere. I spent about 10 minutes looking and didn't find a good one.
Anybody have a URL they want to share?