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-----Original Message----- From: Jens-Wolfhard Schicke [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 7:23 AM To: Christian Paul B. Cosinas; email@example.com Subject: Re: [PERFORM] Used Memory --On Freitag, Oktober 21, 2005 03:40:47 +0000 "Christian Paul B. Cosinas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I am having a confusion to the memory handling of postgreSQL. > I rebooted my Server which is a PostgreSQL 8.0 Running on Redhat 9, > which is a Dual Xeon Server and 6 gig of memory. > > Of course there is not much memory still used since it is just restarted. > > But after a number of access to the tables the memory is being used > and it is not being free up. Actually after this access to the > database and the server is just idle > > The memory is still used up. I am monitoring this using the "free" > command which gives me about 5.5 gig of used memory and the rest free. I suppose you looked at the top row of the free output? Because there the disk-cache is counted as "used"... Have a look at the second row where buffers are counted as free, which they more or less are. > Is there something that I should do to minimize and free up the used > memory? No, the buffers make your database faster because they reduce direct disk access > I choose Polesoft Lockspam to fight spam, and you? > http://www.polesoft.com/refer.html I don't :) Mit freundlichem Gruß, Jens Schicke -- Jens Schicke [EMAIL PROTECTED] asco GmbH http://www.asco.de Mittelweg 7 Tel 0531/3906-127 38106 Braunschweig Fax 0531/3906-400 I choose Polesoft Lockspam to fight spam, and you? http://www.polesoft.com/refer.html ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 9: In versions below 8.0, the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not match