[CentOS] Re: How To Free memory

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jun 20 15:31:27 UTC 2007

Fung spake the following on 6/20/2007 8:12 AM:
> Hi All,
> My CentOS 5.0 is running on x86 machine with 4GB RAM. It runs as a
> webserver and there is a small java applet application.
> 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?
> Thank you.
Linux doesn't work like that. The extra used memory is just buffers and will
be freed if anything needs memory.


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