Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #171

Mark Neill (neill@Trenton.EDU)
Sat, 16 Sep 1995 16:22:14 -0400 (EDT)

I don't know if this was adresses already, since the first mailing I
got was the 9/15 one, but....
Using the 1.3.25 kernel (I'm gonna download the patches to .27
later), the 'free' command seems to be misreporting the amount of free
memory. With a total of 36 meg (16 real, 20 virtual), I normally have
around 12 meg of real free. After running a memory-intensive job,
though, the usage reports seem to hang around 14 or 15 meg in use.
Though if I do something like recompile the kernel with those usage
stats, and watch the free reports, it seems to be finding unused memory
somewhere, since it never touches the virtual memory.