ram

Alexander Stellwag al.stellwag at t-online.net
Mon Aug 27 04:45:39 PDT 2001


On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 01:33:32PM +0200, Michenaud Laurent wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Have a look at this :
> 
> After booting( console mode ):
>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:        255412      25056     230356          0        444      11440
> -/+ buffers/cache:      13172     242240
> Swap:       128484          0     128484
> 
> Starting X....
> Leaving X....
> 
>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:        255412      58492     196920          0       1336      37392
> -/+ buffers/cache:      19764     235648
> Swap:       128484          0     128484
> 
> 
> I should have the same amount of free ram, no ?
> It means that i will have to reboot my machine after a certain time...
> 
> Usually, it is worth than that because here, i have not launched applications.
> In fact, it is rather like that :
> before : 25 Mo used
> starting X... lauching gnome applications, using applications...leaving X...
> After : 210 used
> 
> Can someone tell me about that ?

Hi Michenaud,

linux is caching memory pages. That's why you see the amount of free ram
decreasing. The amount of cached pages has increased after starting and
leaving X.

hth,
Alex

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