Memory Mangament Problem in 5.1-RELEASE

Ahmed civilized_tafeely at
Thu Jul 24 12:27:25 PDT 2003

I have 160Mb of SDRAM (PC100) on a 233Mhz CyrixInstead machine and I seem to
have memory mangament problems. The BIOS indicates I have 160, so does the
BSD bootstrap program.

When I launch GNOME 2.2 everythings is good as gold untill I open the System
monitor program. It says that I have 149 Mb of RAM which is fine ( 4Mb of
video..and the rest...god knows).

I open every program I have and after 107Mb the machine starts to swap with
about 50Mb left unused!!

I recompliled the GENERIC kernal for the sake of it really (Im still an
amature) I didn't mess with the configuration files or anything (I just
don't know how!!).

Is this normal or mismanagement of memory in the 5.1 version of the
excellent FreeBSD kernel??

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