From: "Steven G. Kargl" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: top, MAXMEM, sysctl, and missing memory?
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 11:43:43 -0800 (PST)

> However, if I fire up top(1), she reports
>   Mem: 5390K Active, 5322K Inact, 7627K Wired, 13K Cache, 48M Buf, 76M Free
> Simply addition of the numbers from top(1) comes to about 141 MB.
> Looking at top(1) sourcesi shows that she uses the following
> syctl variables:
>    vm.stats.vm.v_active_count: 5169
>    vm.stats.vm.v_inactive_count: 5116
>    vm.stats.vm.v_wire_count: 7550
>    vm.stats.vm.v_cache_count: 24
>    vm.stats.vm.v_free_count: 77901
> and the total page_count is
>    vm.stats.vm.v_page_count: 95760
> which nearly agrees with hw.availpages.
> It appears that the recent changes to top(1) to use sysctl
> may have gotten the page size, but I haven't determined
> where to fix her.
> So, is the system using all 384 MB of memory or is there
> another kernel config option to set besides MAXMEM.

I also have same problem. The top command does not translate 
the value of page size into KB value maybe. 
Please see http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=25545 

But, I am not sure that it is a complete solution.


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