Re: Latency data - 2.6.14-rc3-rt13

From: Mark Knecht
Date: Tue Oct 11 2005 - 20:25:36 EST

On 10/11/05, Lee Revell <rlrevell@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> Lee

OK, non-intuitive for a guitar player, but good to know it's normal. Thanks!

In that case I'll just wait for an xrun and hope I catch something in
dmesg. We'll just have to wait and see.

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