Swap usage

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 13:36:49 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:40 AM, Robert Fitzpatrick via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:

> I've read a lot of posts on this subject and realize swap usage will
> happen even if you have plenty of physical memory.

This is not a true statement.

> 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.

Possibly.  More probable than a legit bigfoot sighting, less probable than
your system is preforming how it's configured.

What is using the RAM?


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