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  1. #1

    low memory (need help)


    When i checked free -m in the server, I found the following

    free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 882 876 6 0 102 427
    -/+ buffers/cache: 345 536
    Swap: 2047 0 2047

    Is there any method to find which process is consuming the memory??
    Please advice as soon as possible.


  2. #2
    You should use top or ps aux | sort -k 4 -nr for high mem used process find.

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  4. #4
    The problem is that my server is being crached for the past two three days in between the time 23:00 - 23:50. Any idea?

  5. #5
    look at the /var/log/messsages for any idea

  6. #6
    when i run top now i cant find any thing now, because the server load is now normal.


  7. #7
    Hello likonar,

    I have checked /var/log/messsages and could not find any? I am not sure which process is consuming the memory. Should i wait till tomorrow (23:00h) to find out the process?


  8. #8
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    Jan 2003
    Used includes disk cache and buffers. The second line filters those out, so you have 536 MB available (and no swap in use), although you should have half your memory in disk cache for best performance.

    It's still possible something is eating all memory, but it would need to grow very big very fast.
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  9. #9
    try to use "monitor" described below:

    but you should modify it for memory usage monitoring.

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