Posted Jun 13, 2006 5:18 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak
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In reply to: Memory footprint
Parent article: Live CDs Part II: Desktop Replacements
Agreed. It's been a long standing complaint "Linux uses all my memory! Where did it go?" going back to probably before I started using Linux, back in 1993.
Most of it does go to disk buffers and shared pages. My own motto is unused memory is wasted memory. The real performance analysis comes from looking at things like vmstat, and whether you have lots of swap or paging traffic.
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