[techtalk] Tar memory issue?
jamiew at clear.net.nz
Sat Feb 3 12:26:36 EST 2001
Brian Sweeney wrote:
> For instance, I ran a top on a computer, and it had approximately 68Meg
> "free". During the tar process, I kept the top going, and the memory stayed
> steady for a while, then the free memory suddenly went down to about 2Meg,
> popped back up to about 3, and stayed there. Even after tar finished, the
> box kept claiming it only had 3M memory free, even though a top showed the
> running processes were not eating that much.
If you check the amount of memory used in buffers and cache you'll find
it has increased dramatically. Its nothing to worry about, this memory
will be released if the kernel needs it for applications.
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