Inactive memory

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Tue Feb 8 13:36:16 PST 2005

On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 02:33:14PM -0700, Pat Maddox wrote:
> I've always got a lot of inactive memory on my machine, around 520MB
> or so.  While doing a portupgrade, the free memory dropped to around
> 13MB.  I'm just curious what exactly the inactive memory is.  Will the
> OS use the inactive memory before dipping into swap?  Or is that
> memory off limits now?  If so, is there any way to free it up?  I've
> got 1GB total on the machine.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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