Re: Latency data - 2.6.14-rc3-rt13

From: Lee Revell
Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 20:21:52 EST

On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 18:09 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Should free memory drop like that over time?

Yes this is perfectly normal. When a system first boots all the memory
your apps aren't using is initially free. As applications access more
data over time then it will be cached in memory until free memory drops
to near zero.

"Free memory" is actually wasted memory - it's better to use all
available RAM for caching.


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