Swap usage

Robert Fitzpatrick robert at webtent.org
Wed Mar 29 12:46:00 UTC 2017

I've read a lot of posts on this subject and realize swap usage will 
happen even if you have plenty of physical memory. But are my usage 
results normal? ....

> last pid: 56095;  load averages:  0.41,  0.35,  0.23    up 9+18:56:41  08:34:39
> 102 processes: 1 running, 101 sleeping
> CPU:  1.6% user,  0.0% nice,  1.0% system,  0.2% interrupt, 97.2% idle
> Mem: 692M Active, 29G Inact, 3033M Wired, 644M Cache, 1655M Buf, 149M Free
> Swap: 4096M Total, 2890M Used, 1205M Free, 70% Inuse

There is 34G physical memory in the server but swap usage keeps creeping 
up, could this possibly be a leak? After startup, it kept putting memory 
in Inactive until it plateaued at 29G as swap usage then started rising.


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