Check Memory Usage, program like 'free' in Linux
jonschipp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 16:12:11 UTC 2011
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Robert Bonomi <bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com>wrote:
> > From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Thu Nov 3 08:17:46 2011
> > Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 09:18:06 -0400
> > From: Jon Schipp <jonschipp at gmail.com>
> > To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Check Memory Usage, program like 'free' in Linux
> > Is there a program to check physical memory usage in FreeBSD(using 8.2
> > RELEASE)?
> > In vain of 'free' in Linux.
> Having *NO* idea what linux 'free' does, your question is hard to answer.
> > I know you can check the values with sysctl, I was just checking if
> > has a "cleaner" option.
> > I was always curious.
> If you're just looking for the amount of 'free' memory, the 3rd field of
> the third line of the output of vmstat(8) has that value.
I'm under the impression that virtual memory and physical memory usage are
e.g. vmstat and top report very different memory values.
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