[Samba] Memory Usage
jniehof at paladigm.com
Fri May 9 15:26:00 GMT 2003
> just implemented a new samba server and did a mass file copy.
> when I do a free it says that all 256 is being used.
> however, right now, there is _zero_ load on the server.
I presume you mean "all 256MB of RAM that I have installed
on the samba server"
Take a look at this output from my server:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 514100 507112 6988 0 71808 37024
In particular, "buffers" and "cached" which are included in
"used" but are actually available memory. Linux uses as much
memory as you have available in order to provide disc
caching and file buffering. After a mass copy it wouldn't
surprise me if you had very little listed in free: all that
memory was used in speeding up your copy! It will be
available as soon as something else needs it.
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