Colin J. Raven
colin at kenmore.kozy-kabin.nl
Thu Jan 13 12:01:29 PST 2005
I'm wondering seriously about this top output:
(2.6 GhZ Celeron 1GB RAM)
Mem: 52M Active, 316M Inact, 134M Wired, 111M Buf, 494M Free
Swap: 2023M Total, 2023M Free
This does add up to the 1GB of memory that my 5.3-RELEASE box has,
that's not my question.
I always understood in FreeBSD that "Free Memory is wasted memory"
I compared this to the 5.3-RELEASE box of a colleague.
AMD Athlon (1800-something-or-other) also 1GB RAM
Mem: 467M Active, 224M Inact, 201M Wired, 33M Cache, 111M Buf, 71M Free
Swap: 4096M Total, 1672K Used, 4094M Free
Other than the fact that swap doesn't add up (or doesn't seem to) the
box of my colleague seems to have a more "sensible" (classic) amount of
Is there something I can do in order to "optimize" - which in this case
paradoxically would seem to mean "reduce" the amount of free memory?
Regards & TIA,
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