[CentOS] Memory reporting...

Mon Jul 6 15:06:53 UTC 2009
nate <centos at linuxpowered.net>

John Doe wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a little question about memory usage...
> When I do a free, I get:

I calculate system memory usage by
(total memory) - (free memory) - (cached memory) - (buffers memory)

The "free" memory reported by free/top/other tools is very misleading,
and is the topic of many questions over the years because of it.