[Samba] Fwd: high memory utilzation

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 15:44:35 MST 2009

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From: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] high memory utilzation
To: Ramesh <cfmx07 at yahoo.com>

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 5:41 PM, Ramesh <cfmx07 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thank you for the reply. However I have a question...
> why is it says I have used 2889 out of total 3804 memory and only 914Mb is
> free ? I am a bit confused...
>                   total           used       free     shared    buffers
> cached
> Mem:          3804       2889        914          0        357       2210
That is counting disk cache and disk buffers. These disk cache and buffers
will be released when an application needs memory so its not really used
memory. To avoid confusion over this always read only the second line of
free. This is the true memory available.


John M. Drescher

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