FreeBSD not giving back memory
e.schuele at computer.org
Fri Nov 4 18:29:12 GMT 2005
> I use a Superkaramba applet.
I realise you are not using top(1), but....
Superkaramba is most likely reporting things in a similar fasion as
top... so an excerpt from the FreeBSD FAQ may be in order:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
>> 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?
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>> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
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