"J.D. Bronson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I have noticed that when building apps (via gcc for example) that my > free RAM (seen via 'top') is diminishing down to almost nothing...
"Free RAM is wasted RAM."
> Is it going to buffer space? > > it looks like at this rate, I will start swapping soon...
I doubt it. I'm sure the system keeps converting buffer and inactive memory into free memory as it needs it.
> Any comments or any way to change this behavior? > > ..I dont remember this 'issue' on 4.9....
The FreeBSD virtual memory implementation has always tried to keep memory full. This is the subject of a very popular entry in the FreeBSD Frequently Asked Questions list: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/misc.html#TOP-FREEMEM -- Lowell Gilbert,
Thanks...I didnt this before and now I feel better :)
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