Questions related to memory usage related to RAM, swap; issues expansion, in Ubuntu.

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Why can't my laptop use more than 85% of my RAM?

I have 1GB RAM in my notebook (HP Compaq 6735s), but the video card is using 256MB, so I'm left with 768MB RAM. However, whenever my system starts using more than 85% of memory, it becomes unusable. ...
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How to read memory usage?

Well I'm pretty confused with the memory usage in ubuntu (probably linux in general) TL;DR: Memory usage is 70%. When ich check top, htop, ps aux etc. I can see there should be a memory usage of ...
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Understand free command with top command

I have a doubt. I start ubuntu and run free command. I will get the total free space available. Let say it as 100MB. Now I run a few applications. So after some time, I again run the free command. ...
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How to increase JAVA Heap Size?

I need to increase the default java heap size to get OpenNMS Linkd service running smoothly, and fortunately I have 4/5 of my total installed memory free at any given time even when their is maximum ...
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Total RAM discrepancy: who's right?

I started with two 1gb sticks of top quality fast (at the time) DDR2 RAM, rated to at least 800mhz, possible 1000. I've since added two 2gb sticks, making 6gb total. System Profiles (aka cat ...
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Very slow after idle for some hours in 14.04

I had 12.04 without problems, but since I upgraded to 14.04, I'm noting the system is very slow for UI tasks, and when I get to work the next day (computer stays on), and I type the passwords, it ...
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TuxOnIce hibernate error “seeking to free XXXXMB of memory” on Ubuntu 14.04

My desktop PC did not support for hibernate on Ubuntu 14.04. Therefore, I installed TuxOnIce (kernale 3.13.0-36-generic-tuxonice) to enable hibernate feature. Now, the hibernate feature works fine on ...
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mysqld is suddenly taking too much memory and my laptop is getting hotter

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 for a while but really new to linux command line stuffs. I mainly use it for Java/android/web development purposes. Sometimes I notice my laptop gets more hot than ...
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How to find and report memory leak

When I use any graphics or diagram editing software like Gimp or Dia (and I have tried a couple more) I suddenly find the cache sucking up all my free RAM and cache which slows the system down to a ...
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find is using a LOT of resources - how do I find out why?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system has been running very slow lately. I keep having to reboot it, and then within 24 hours it's slowed down again. I've gone in and run top and what keeps coming up at the ...
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How to find out which programs are taking up alot of memory?

I've been getting messages that I have exceeded my quota limits. I am new to Linux and am not sure what to do. With windows, I could easily just go to Control panel, add/remove programs, and uninstall ...
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How do I prioritise physical memory for a particular process?

I have a process which is consuming roughly 13.5GB on a machine with 16GB running Ubuntu 14.04. The available memory according to System Monitor is 15.6GiB, of which 1.7GiB is reported as being used ...
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Is it possible to suspend applications?

The main idea is to add a "suspend" button to the title(behind the "quit" cross button) of the application window that will copy the memory taken by application to swap/local storage with pid ...
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Ubuntu 14 too high memory usage [duplicate]

I had browse for this issue in the forums, but the answers I found are not concrete or refers to older version of ubuntu. I am using ubuntu 14 (3.13.0-35-generic #62-Ubuntu x86_64 x86_64 x86_64) ...
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Why does ubuntu not protect itself against memory shortage

If you create a very simple script, simply pointing at itself ie: /home/user/loop.sh and then executes the script in terminal (as regular user), it starts to consume more and more memory, until the ...
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RAM vs UBUNTU probem [duplicate]

I have a problem with Ubuntu's memory management. I am running 32-bit Ubuntu 13.10. My system is only running Chromium. However, when I run free -m, it returns: total used ...
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I only have 1GB of ram, what can I do to improve the performance on my 32-bit 14.04 system? [duplicate]

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu on an old iMac. It was going painfully slow on OSX so I wiped that and installed Ubuntu overtop of it hoping it would speed things up a bit. I'm not going to be ...
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What is the difference between free and vmstat commands?

vmstat output: procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ----cpu---- r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa 1 1 0 1001568 84736 ...
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What swapfile size to make? I have 4GB RAM [duplicate]

Very often I am out of memory and I noticed that I didn't have swapfile... What size should I choose? I have 4 RAM. All programs which I use are: Firefox, Thunderbird, Grive, Android Studio, that's ...
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RAM usage in Chrome

I run quite a few windows and tabs open is Chrome on a regular basis and while on Ubuntu it seems to seriously bog my system down. 4gb ram and 4gb swap. This laptop is dual booted with Windows 8.1 ...
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How can I reduce the memory

How can I reduce the memory allocated for a given program from the terminal? what I mean is if I have a a.out executable file, how can I make it run in a less memory from the terminal ( with out ...
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How to set a memory limit for a specific process?

I tried to execute mpiexec -16 ... on a 384 GB RAM server, but it induced OOM Killer and was aborted. How can I set a memory limit for mpiexec execution? I know ulimit, but it might affect other ...
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Why does ubuntu not seem to release memory?

I am working with apache2+php and other web server apps. I have monitor as session connecting to a web server. RAM memory is full. But when disconnecting a session, it does not free the RAM memory. ...
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Can't find where memory is being used

I'm still a novice with Ubuntu, and have converted an old Toshiba L655D to use the OS. I have 3gb of memory installed, and this appears on on the GRUB memtest. But within Ubuntu, looking at free -m ...
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ubuntu server crash after build.sh run

I have a build server with Ubuntu. And in my source code there is typical build.sh to invoke the make file in order to compile the source code. But suddenly the server crashed and I found the below ...
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How to clean up dev/sda1 as it's full

I've been doing jmeter tests and have had a few OutOfMemoryExceptions, so I've bumped up the heap memory in JMeter. But now it seems I can't run anymore tests as it says I'm using 94.9% of 14Gb. When ...
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Like “PerfMon” in Windows do we have something similar in Ubuntu?

If I want to capture performance log of a Ubuntu (or any other Linux Distro) Server/Workstation for a period of time, how would I do that? In Windows, I use something called PERFMON.MSC (LOGMAN.EXE), ...
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s3cmd causing huge memory usage on 12.04 server

Today I installed s3cmd on my server to facilitate backups to s3. Everything is working great, and I even scheduled a cron job to regularly back up. Then I went and checked my Media Temple dashboard ...
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chrome memory and cpu footprint

I've searched the forums for an answer but I couldn't find quite the answer I was looking for [1] , so I thought I it could as well be of interest to more people around here. I carry out a big part ...
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snmpd returns incorrect value for shared memory

I upgraded ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Now my monitor software reports Share memory 100% full. snmpwalk HOST-RESOURCES-MIB::hrStorageDescr.8 = STRING: Shared memory ...
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Weird java memory allocation

My task manager shows that for my java process memory allocated is 16777216.0 TB (yep, TB). It happens when programming swing application with eclipse 3.8. Oh, and my distro is lubuntu 14.04. Nothing ...
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Why do top and lxtask show different degrees of memory usage?

Why does top show 730MB of RAM used, but the "Task Manager" shows 190MB? Some more information on my system: Lubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox Screenshots:
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Rsync - memory usage

I am running on Xubuntu 14.04 and experiencing high memory usage of rsync. With a fresh start, the system is OK. I have rsync running in a cronjob, after/during rsync memory usage increases and stays ...
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why is all my memory used up less than 24 hours after reboot?

Running Ubuntu Server 12.04, meminfo shows pretty much all memory utilized: $ cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal: 8173180 kB MemFree: 139556 kB Buffers: 1146204 kB Cached: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS doesn't recognize full memory?

I have Pentium 4 Desktop, Intel D915PGN mother board with a full 4 GB of ram, but my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit only recognize 3 GB of ram, do you guys have any suggestion? Thank you
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Memory and the OOM killer problem

I got a laptop with 4GB memory and 14.04, and I see regular OOM KILLER that kills processes and high CPU from swapd but swap is almost not used. But I want to understand this happens and/or how I can ...
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Memory is not released from swap when a program is terminated

Memory and swap are both near maximum. I shut down all the processes I initiated. The memory and swap are still both near maximum. Is there a way to release the memory used by a terminated program? ...
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How do I get smem to output useful results?

I recently installed smem on my ubuntu server with: $ sudo apt-get install smem It was installed correctly without errors. But when I launch it I don't get any useful information about my ...
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Memory is taken up by “invisible” threads

Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. When the computer is restarted and immediately after login, about 500 MB of RAM is taken according to free -m. Then I run some programs and memory usage goes above 3 GM. ...
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Is there a maximum swap partition size for 12.04, 64 bit

I am running 64 bit ubuntu 12.04 on HP Envy Spectre ultrabook, with 4GB of RAM. I have been running into problems with python code which uses RAM very inefficiently, see e.g. here, causing my code to ...
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Forgot to add swap memory during installation [duplicate]

In my ignorance I didn't add swap memory to my install. So my question is, can I work without it and if not how can I add it to my existing install? Love to get some feedback!
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Running an executable with fixed execution-time and memory limit and getting exit-code

What is the best way to run an executable with execution-time and memory(RAM) limit (e.g. 2.5 seconds and 32768 kB)? Also I need to get the exit-code if it exits without violating time and memory ...
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Setting Max Connections in MySQL server Globally [duplicate]

I installed my UBUNTU 12.04.4 LTS X64 yesterday and didn't installed anything except mysql-server and mysql-client. But htop showing 20 mysqld identical processes. *--Process----- MEM%---VIRT --- ...
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Will swap space auto-adjust when I upgrade my physical memory?

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10 I just ran through the default setup. Since then, I have decided to upgrade my physical memory. My question is, Will Ubuntu auto-adjust the default swap size to match ...
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How do I determine which process is using more physical memory?

I've already run free -t -m and ps aux --sort -rss, but I don't understand why there's a difference between the output of these two commands regarding the amount of total physical memory currently ...
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System Load Indicator show different ram usage

I have installed System Load Indicator on my pc. First, it shows different RAM usage than internal ubuntu System monitor. I mean while Syetem monitor is showing 750MB of RAM usage, System Load ...
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How much memory is free? [duplicate]

How much memory is free? From my understanding i have 1GB of memory, and it says free is 71MB? But why does it say that i have 536 free in buffers? So am I really using all my ram or not? ...
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How to use free -m to get memory usage for all users

I typed the free command to get the memory usage as follows : free -m output: I want to use this command to get the same info but for all users for example : I used this command .. because ...
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How to calculate the average of cpu usage and memory usage over a period of time in ubuntu

I have to generate reports for the following : 1- cpu usage. 2- memory usage. The generated reports must be looks like the following forms : I've tried with more than one command to get ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...