Tuning memory usage

Bruce O'Neel edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org
Sun Oct 2 23:42:41 PDT 2005


I have a normally unloaded 5.4-release systems with 256 meg of memory
and 2 CPUs.  Every 20 mins a job starts that runs 1 process per CPU,
so 2 in this case. Each process gets SIZE to 130 meg or so, but, RES
never climbs above 32meg or so.

While running, top shows 34 meg buffer and 12 meg cache.

Oddly enough when I only run one of the two processes the RES size
still doesn't climb above 32meg or so.

Is there some setting to let RES get bigger?  I would help with these

I realize, of course, the more memory would help the problem.  I'm just
waiting for ebay.ch to have something sensible.



edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org
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