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bahadircolak 6th May 2010 19:17

Memory usage
 
After perfect installation to Fedora 12, here is what I get from Show memory usage page:

MemTotal: 1564954624 (1,564,954,624 - 1.5 GB)

MemFree: 487636992 (487,636,992 - 487 MB)

How is this possible? I think it's too much... Don't you?

till 6th May 2010 19:22

Thats normal on Linux. The Linux kernel uses unused ram to cache data from the harddisk for faster access, it does not mean that the memory is used by currently running applications. The kernel frees this memory automatically if new starting processes require it.

bahadircolak 6th May 2010 20:55

Oh, that's great news. Thank you.

sjau 6th May 2010 21:07

unused ram = wasted ram :)

bahadircolak 7th May 2010 10:49

It's "not yet unused RAM" :D

Let's see after a thousand requests...


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