FreeBSD not giving back memory

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Fri Nov 4 17:04:23 GMT 2005

On Nov 4, 2005, at 9:32 AM, edward wrote:

> Hi all,
> I use 5.4 Stable on an i386 machine with xorg 6.8.2 and kde 3.4.0.  
> I have been doing a number of RAM intensive tasks such as  
> converting video files and moving big files (7 or 8 Gb) back and  
> forth over a LAN. I have also installed and configured Wine,  
> although I haven't done much with it just yet. I have 26 Gb on my  
> FreeBSD partition (excluding swap) that is used up at 78%.
> I notice that when quitting all applications, the RAM used is not  
> released and 476 Mb of RAM out of 512 Mb available are still  
> indicated as being in use. Is FreeBSD not giving back memory when  
> processes are over ?

How are you determining this?


> Edward
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