[TriLUG] Memory use with 2.4 kernel?
ranger at befunk.com
Tue Apr 2 13:10:55 EST 2002
Michael Czeiszperger [czei at webperformanceinc.com] wrote:
> I'm sure this has been discussed on this list before, but I've recently
> upgraded my kernel at home to 2.4, and the memory usage seems to be really
> high. I've got a 256MB box, and top reports the darn thing is using most of
> it. I've turned off everything that's not in use.
> Call me crazy, but I kind of expect a 256MB box to be able to handle a
> vanilla workstation KDE configuration with no servers or any other extra
> software running.
Are you actually experiencing performance problems? The kernel is pretty
aggressive in it's caching; it tries to use all of the memory if it can, but
memory that's not needed by programs gets used for caching disk access and
Benjamin Reed a.k.a. Ranger Rick (ranger at befunk.com) http://ranger.befunk.com/
I'm not a robot like you. I don't like having disks crammed into me... unless
they're Oreos, and then only in the mouth. -- Fry
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