Memory Carnivore

WebMasterP webmasterp at xtremetek.com
Thu Mar 29 13:39:00 PST 2001


Ok, thanks guys!

Regards,
WebMasterP
http://www.xtremetek.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Kyllo" <jkyllo+lug at echospiral.com>
To: "UW Linux Group" <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: Memory Carnivore



> Well, one possibility is that there's a lot of stuff being

> cached/buffered. I have an epplet for enlightenment telling me that I'm

> using 95M of ram while top says I'm using 124M of my 128M. Top also shows

> 35M shared and 3M buffered so that's probably it. A lot of times you'll

> got tons of stuff cached or buffered by the kernel in case that data can

> be used instead of loading it from the harddisk. Hope this fragment

> helps...

>

> -Jeff

>

> On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, WebMasterP wrote:

>

> > Hi,

> > I'm using Mandrake 7.2

> > System Specs:

> > Dual Celeron 550 MHz

> > 640 MB of SDRAM CAS2 (256+256+128) (It's Corsair, so it's good stuff)

> > DLink 530TX+

> > 12GB Quantum Fireball CR (5400 RPM, ATA/66)

> >

> > Ok, here's what my server's doing:

> > -I'm running 2 Counter Strike Servers (don't take advantage of SMP well,

not

> > too important though)

> > -I'm hosting a forum, the forum uses sendmail so I have that daemon

running

> > -The forum uses perl as well, so I have that setup

> > -I'm also hosting 2 stat pages for 2 of the servers (These pages aren't

> > extremely popular, 100 pages displayed a day, IF THAT)

> >

> > Now, here's my problem

> > when I check my free memory (with either 'top' or 'free') it says I have

> > between 150MB and 3MB left (90% of the time it's closer to 3MB) What is

> > wrong!!!!!

> >

> > I have everything else shut down! I shutdown xfs (X Font Server), gpm

(Mouse

> > Server), PHP is shutdown, any pretty much EVERY service I'm not using.

> > Also, I'm still using 2.2.14-17 (mdk-secure) because I can't get 2.4.2

to

> > work right ;(, but I'll deal with that later.

> >

> > Any suggestions?

> >

> > Regards,

> > WebMasterP

> > http://www.xtremetek.com

> >

>

>




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