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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    North Hollywood, CA

    Question Memory Problem

    i have a game server setup, and i turned off most of the services that i thought are not important i checked up on them first.

    im running 512 DDR with Fedora Core1

    Heres Top

    09:13:53 up 18:11, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

    56 processes: 54 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped

    CPU states: cpu user nice system irq softirq iowait idle
    total 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 99.8%

    Mem: 514600k av, 505112k used, 9488k free, 0k shrd, 71392k buff
    71708k active, 272392k inactive

    Swap: 1044216k av, 2704k used, 1041512k free 199560k cached

    i first noticed this when i installed sendmail how it was taking so long to load, so now i have it turned off.

    in phpsysinfo 2.2 cvs was teh other place i notice my memory very low. as you can tell the server has not been up very long 18 hours 11 minutes.

    if you can help me out solve this it will be great
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Manchester, UK
    Don't forget that the "505112k used, 9488k free" is not really a true indication of how much memory is being used. Linux processes usually cache memory for their own use to speed things up, which means the computer appears to have hardly any memory free. However, if other processes need memory they wouldn't have any problem getting some.

    I believe the "71708k active" is closer to what is truly being used.

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