Re: 2.0.1: /proc/meminfo wrong

Bernd Eckenfels (
5 Jul 1996 10:46:42 GMT

Ronald Wahl ( wrote:
: Look at the shared field of the following output. How can it be creater
: than my total memory?

Cause it is calculated as the sum ofall shared memory pages. 1.2.x Kernels
has listed there the amount of memory used more then once.

This means: 2k are used 3 times and 4k are used 2 times. with older kernels
you will get 2k+4k shared, with newer you will get 2k*3+4k*2 shared. Of
yourse the ratio of both numbers would be interesting, too :)


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