top: memory usage
Tracy R Reed
treed at copilotconsulting.com
Sat Oct 2 16:13:56 PDT 2004
On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 05:42:20AM -0700, Aptly spake thusly:
> I'm wondering why memory usage, as monitored by top,
> seems maxed out after a while, even after I quit all
> my applications. Any new process seem seem destined
Linux uses any free memory as disk cache to improve performance so the
memory becomes used. If an application needs memory it will take it from
the disk cache. So it only looks like your RAM is all used but it is
really Linux being clever. This is a very common question that I have
answered many times before.
Tracy Reed The attachment is a digital signature.
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