[CentOS] cache memory not being used

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Mon Oct 24 12:50:02 UTC 2005

yes xorg is different but they forked xfree since xfree went to an 
incompatible license.

William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> Dave wrote:
>>On 10/20/05, William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:
>>>18 megs of swap with a gig installed is nothing significant.  As far as
>>>cached memory not being used.  If xorg is using 750 megs of ram there's
>>>not a whole bunch left for a file cache after the other applications are
>>>also allocated.
>> The xorg memory consumtion is a different issue, I've had that
>>problem for awile now, thats why I put in another 512 of ram so I can
>>reboot twice a month instead of every weekend.
>> I'm curious if something has changed in the way memory is managed, I
>>was under the impression that there should be very little free memory
>>since the cache and buffers should be using it.
> Sounds like a memory leak, not unheard of in X servers. SGI has had some 
> famous ones over the years :-). Also not uncommon given the change from 
> XFree86 to Xorg (different team as I understood it).
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