FreeBSD's method of displaying ram usage in top

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Mon May 19 16:13:26 PDT 2003

On Mon, 19 May 2003 15:03:08 -0700
<jesse at> wrote:

> [...]
> I've been reading through man top and man 4 mem etc. but I am still
> confused as to what FreeBSD means by inactive memory and why there's
> less memory available on the FreeBSD machine when FreeBSD seems to be
> so much more scalable than Linux.


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