ohhhh sorry...i had to idea about that fact about linux. I looked at
the output of "top" and "free" and made the assumption...i'm new to
linux, been working on solaris and windows all this while.
thanks...this helps remove one major confusion!
Jamie Lawrence wrote:
>On Fri, 01 Jul 2005, Amol Karnik wrote:
>>If i checkout the trunk of my repository, my memory usage goes up like
>>I checked the output from top and memory usage on an idle newly rebooted
>>svn server machine *went from around 200Mb to 1.1 Gb*.
>>After the checkout finished, the memory* decreased only slightly from
>>1.1Gb to 999Mb.*
>>I stopped httpd, and the memory usage *went down from 999Mb to 976Mb*.
>>When i start httpd again, the memory usage as reported in top, *went
>>from 976 to 983Mb.
>Are you looking at the mem used value in top? If so, you do realize that
>Linux uses all unused RAM as a cache, right? You can verify this for
>yourself by doing something on a large file. Say, reboot your machine,
>grep a 2G file for something, and you'll have the same effect.
>The RAM is released on demand, as applications use it. In general, let a
>linux box run for a few days, and you will see the Mem free value stay
>roughly flat at some very small value, fluxuating only when a large app
>The only thing to be concerned about is if, say httpd had a huge memory
Received on Fri Jul 1 20:50:16 2005