[CentOS] High memory needs

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Thu Sep 27 02:18:30 UTC 2012

On 09/26/2012 09:14 AM, Jérémie Dubois-Lacoste wrote:
> 1. Run a python script and check the memory that
> it requires (field "VIRT" of the "top" command).

Don't use VIRT as a reference for memory used.  RES is a better 
indication, but even that won't tell you anything useful about shared 
memory, and will lead you to believe that a process is using more memory 
than it is.

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