Programs don't free memory

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Jan 7 13:52:36 PST 2006

On 2006-01-07 20:51, Nguyen Danh Hieu <ndh.21march at> wrote:
>   Hi everybody
>   Sorry for my bad English but I have a question.I have 512Mb memory on my
> PC but as I realize at starting my system have about 100Mb active memory,
> but when the system have worked for a while there is no free memory on my
> system ( about 350Mb inactive) As I understand this means some programs (
> like kdeinit) don't want to free memory after workes. Is this true? How can
> I fix th??s problem out?

"free memory is memory wasted".

For a better, more lengthy and more detailed explanation of this, please
see the excellent article of Matt Dillon that describes ``virtual memory''
and how it works in FreeBSD:

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