[CentOS] Memory Usage in Top and System Monitor

Michael McNulty ionosphere at live.com
Wed Jul 20 19:56:17 UTC 2011

Can someone help clear up some confusion in reading memory usage in Top and System monitor. Here is a picture of both.

Why does "System Monitor" show 1.7gb free out of 8gb.  While Top shows all 8gb being used?
If 1.7gb is free then it should not be using swap space so I assume "System Monitor" is reporting it incorrectly?


-- Mike

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/attachments/20110720/56b56815/attachment.html>

More information about the CentOS mailing list