newbie problem with hard disk space...

Marc Brekoo marc at brekoo.no-ip.com
Tue Jan 28 16:15:55 PST 2003


On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 23:14:06 +0000, Ian Molton <spyro at f2s.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 22:34:11 +0000 (UTC)
> Cheeziologist at attbi.com ("The Cheeze") wrote:
> 
> > cheeze:~$ free
> >              total       used       free     shared    buffers
> > cached
> > Mem:        386228     221040     165188          0      47856
> > 133496
> > -/+ buffers/cache:      39688     346540
> > Swap:       128480          0     128480
> > 
> > I apparently don't use any. 384MB RAM and I allocated 128MB swap but
> > none is being used at all.
> 
> That canty be right. something is definately wrong with a system that
> wont swap out long-unused pages.

Please note that he has still >160megs of memory free... why would a box
with that kind of free mem go to swap? I guess the box hasn't been up long
when this command was executed.

Mine says:

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        516212     510468       5744          0       2004     437684
-/+ buffers/cache:      70780     445432
Swap:       690752       4724     686028

ATM I'm running transcode on a DVD, have X running along with some
mozilla-screens. Suprises even me it only swaps out about 4 megs :/


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