Almost 50% less free memory in joyride-2302 compared with Update.1 (708)

James Cameron quozl at
Sat Aug 23 07:26:36 EDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 11:36:17AM +0200, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> Which row are you looking at here? In -/+ buffers/cache I get 130368.
> This is joyride-2328.

That test was using the free value on the first line, which matches
MemFree in /proc/meminfo.  I chose that because I knew that after the
cache drop the only cache remaining was needed by the processes that
were active.  Looking at -/+ buffers/cache for this test would not have
been useful, since the cached pages are effectively unreleasable despite
any memory demand.  I did look at the values, but there was no point
reporting them.  The value you report seems normal.

> ps_mem gives me your same output, except for cerebro.

I've no idea why cerebro chose to run.  Under what conditions is it run?

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at

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