[CentOS] How To Free memory

Steve Searle steve at stevesearle.com
Wed Jun 20 15:19:10 UTC 2007


Around 04:12pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 (UK time), Fung scrawled:

> When the system is fresh reboot, there is below 1GB of used memory and as
> times go , the used memory increased to over 3.5GB.
> 
> Is there a way to free memory out like those program which works under
> Windows?

Basically you shouldn't want to, Linux is very efficient in using all
the memory available.  It will handle it for you, and you need not worry
about running out.

There are lots of explanations of this on-line, here for instance:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/FAQ_Linux_Memory_Management

Steve

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