On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 01:30, elPunishar wrote:
> hi everybody,
> i noticed that my 1 gig of ram is getting filled up real quick, which may be 
> okay since i'm running a lot of programs.
> BUT it doesn't come down again even when i close the programs... memory use 
> just grows and grows (slow but steady), then beginns to fill up the swap 
> space...

memory at 80% full is normal disk caching, and Windows does it too (they
just don't report it). Growing usage and using swap may not be normal
though. Try running top and pressing M to sort by memory usage, then
watch it. You may have an app leaking memory.
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