Possible memory leak?

Wojciech A. Koszek wkoszek at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 20 13:36:49 UTC 2007

On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 10:44:07AM +0100, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Stefan Ehmann wrote:
>  > Sometimes I'm noticing very high memory usage. Nearly my whole memory (1GB) is 
>  > used although I'm running my usual set of processes - normally memory usage 


> How do you measure "memory usage"?  The numbers from top(1)
> are mostly meaningless.  Personally I think top should be
> removed from FreeBSD, because it confuses many people (in
> fact I think _most_ people don't interpret the numbers
> correctly), but some people seem to be in love with it. :-)

You can obtain reliable output from vmstat(8):

	vmstat -m
	vmstat -z

Wojciech A. Koszek
wkoszek at FreeBSD.org

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