Tim Kellers <kell...@njit.edu> writes: > My Machine: Dell 2850 PE w/ 12 GB of Ram > > www# uname -a > FreeBSD www 7.1-STABLE FreeBSD 7.1-STABLE #2: Tue Jan 6 19:24:57 EST 2009 > r...@www:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DELL64 amd64 > > When I boot this machine it usually shows (in top) about 11 G Free in the > Mem: line > > The machine, in this snippet, has been up for 5 days 22 hours and change and > it now shows 1436M free in the Mem: line > I've been watching the number and it has been slowly decreasing over the 5 > days since its last boot. It looks like as the Free line trends down, the > Inact value trends up to keep the total Mem used at the installed 12G > > I've never noticed this (the slow decline of Free) before on any machine I've > had. Maybe that just means it has happened and I haven't noticed it, but I > don't know. > > Is anyone familiar with this or if it means trouble or what might be the > cause? > > Thanks > > Tim > > > > last pid: 67240; load averages: 0.16, 0.14, 0.10 > up 5+22:44:26 12:32:54 > 109 processes: 1 running, 107 sleeping, 1 zombie > CPU 0: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 1.5% system, 0.0% interrupt, 98.5% idle > CPU 1: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 1.1% system, 0.0% interrupt, 98.9% idle > CPU 2: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 1.1% system, 0.8% interrupt, 98.1% idle > CPU 3: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle > Mem: 383M Active, 9507M Inact, 424M Wired, 129M Cache, 214M Buf, 1447M Free > Swap: 2014M Total, 2014M Free
See the FreeBSD FAQ entry titled "Why does top show very little free memory even when I have very few programs running?". -- Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"