memory usage displsy

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Sep 1 20:29:33 UTC 2009

In response to Per olof Ljungmark <peo at>:
> What is a good way to find out how memory is used? Have a 6.4 box where 
> memory is used by something but I fail to see what is using it - tried 
> different switches to ps(1), tried the stat tools but a big chunk of 
> memory does not show at all.
> A proper tool for analyzing memory usage "live", this is a production box?

I've always been able to get what I need from top.  You can do -o res to
sort by resident memory usage, which helps.

Bill Moran

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