virtual memory management

Zbigniew Szalbot zbyszek at
Sat Jan 20 22:25:12 UTC 2007

Dear all,

| Also remember that swap usage itself is not a bad thing; it just means

Problem solved. I should have thought about that earlier. Yesterday I was
playing with HotSaNIC software to use it on this box. In the end I decided
I didn't like it and I didn't really need it so I removed it from the
system stopping rrdtool first. Only today did I notice that I have an
unusually high (for my setup) number of sleeping processes. ps ax showed
me that I had about 150 perl processes that were started by HotSaNIC but
never really stopped. I killed them (what a joy :) and voila:

last pid: 62059;  load averages:  0.04,  0.12,  0.22   up 51+00:27:42 
81 processes:  1 running, 78 sleeping, 2 zombie
CPU states:  2.7% user,  0.0% nice,  0.8% system,  0.8% interrupt, 95.7% idle
Mem: 161M Active, 4348K Inact, 111M Wired, 128K Cache, 60M Buf, 216M Free
Swap: 512M Total, 81M Used, 431M Free, 15% Inuse

Thank you all for your support! My experience with FBSD is pretty much 51
days old :). But I read most of the posts hoping to learn new things. The
great adventure now is to upgrade to 6.2 from 6.1. Never been there before

Warm regards,

Zbigniew Szalbot

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