Free mem on joyride 2444 (was Re: Almost 50% less free memory in joyride-2302 compared with Update.1 (708))

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at
Tue Sep 16 18:27:01 EDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 1:47 PM, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> I've 703 and 2311 available to compare.  Here's a few things I found.
> --
> A test to compare available memory by eliminating buffer cache.
> Method: boot, wait for UI to be stable, switch to text console, echo 3 >
> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches, run free(1) and note the "free" column, repeat
> a few times.
> Result: build 703 has 123528 pages free, build 2311 has 93716 pages
> free.

I repeated this with joyride 2444, with all the "default" activities
installed, a clean profile and the cerebro rpm removed. 125748 pages
are free. I'm not sure this is completely fair, because, for example,
having stuff in the journal affects it. But it surely looks like
progress :)


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