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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Deactivating swap file without any computer freeze

I'm currently coding on my laptop: 4 gb of rams, never using more than 2.5-3gb but at times, I'll mess up my programs, run them with memory leaks and they'll make the computer freeze when trying to ...
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4GB installed, but 3GB read on Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS 64 [closed]

I have 4GB of memory installed, but only 3GB seems to be usable. How can I resolve this? Processor : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz root@ubuntu77:~# uname -a Linux ubuntu77 ...
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How can I monitor the memory usage?

I have used top to see the memory usage at the moment. But I would like to monitor the memory usage over a period of time. E.g start monitoring and then execute a few commands, and final stop the ...
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finding amount of memory usage of a command in bash

I wrote a program and now I need to measure it's performance so I use time to find timings but is there any command like time that I could run my program under it and have the amount of memory used by ...
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Which processes with daemon are unnecessary?

I saw 3 processes which have "daemon.py" at the end of them and use 10 MB of memory each of them. What do they make? Also there are a lot of processes which have daemon inside. Are they really ...
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How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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is my ram usage natural? (clean ubuntu install by vps provider)

I'm still a Linux beginner, but for my university project I had to rent a vps. When I got my vps, free -m shows me that it is already using 175 mb of 2gb. I wanted to ask that is this normal? ...
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How to free space in root directory and delete unnecessary kernel files?

Off late I am receiving continuous system alerts regarding low disk space in my root directory. I am given to understand that all my system updates are being saved in my root directory instead of my ...
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Is this Ram usage normal?

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit + Unity and it uses ~600mb with no other processes-apps open and with preload 900mb, just the core system. Is this the expected amount? It seems a bit steep to me but ...
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High Memeory usage on 12.04

System : Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-34-generic x86_64) I am using webmin to see the system since i am not a Linux Expert. Since last week there is an unusual memory usage in my system. Is ...
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How to monitor the memory consumed by a process?

I have a process that I would like to see how much memory it consumes while it is running. Right now I do this: ps faux | grep casper But that just gives me the information of that moment. It ...
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How much swap space should I configure? [duplicate]

How much swap space should I have? I have a 500GB HDD and 6GB RAM. My specs: Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.8.0-34-generic GNOME 3.4.2 Memory: 5.7 GiB Processor: Intel® Core™ ...
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Boot-time fsck on all 16 drives gives memory allocation failures

My installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 has each volume set to a check interval of one week. However, there are 16 drives (boot plus 15 storage drives, all ext4). Apparently this is too much for a ...
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Ubuntu - One process running - Tons of memory used [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the Microsoft Windows Installer, and it's running pretty slow. I've got 3.8 GB ram on my computer, and by running free -m I'm getting the following results : ...
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ubuntu server 12.04 lts use many memory

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a cloud server (based on VMWare). System start normaly with about 300MB of memory, after 20 minutes begin to load memory and i see 3GB of memory usage. I don't find ...
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How to lower Compiz memory usage

I have been following the updates that appear every week in how they affect the performance and resource usage of Compiz since I installed 11.10 (Right now I am in 12.10). For what I have seen, the ...
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Problems after upgrading to 13.10

My laptop has 4GB of RAM and has seen Ubuntu installations since 12.04. I use 64bit version of Ubuntu. I use my laptop for work and has Oracle JDK and eclipse installed - same setup since 12.04 and ...
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Unusally High RAM usage by ESET NOD32 (Linux Desktop)

Recently, I'd encountered unusally high RAM usage on both my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptops (32-bit and 64-bit desktop OS versions). I noticed that, immediately after system startup, ESET will load 2 ...
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How can I find which process is using up memory? [duplicate]

top reports that 99% of the memory is used. But when sorted by memory usage Shift+M I only see about 20% being used. How can I find out which process is using all my memory? $ top top - 21:13:30 up ...
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Warning when available RAM approaches zero

This is a follow-up to Memory limiting solutions for greedy applications that can crash OS?: ulimit and cgroups are not user friendly, and besides, wouldn't work with applications that spawn separate ...
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Why Nautilus consumes way too much memory? [closed]

In the past 4/5 days I noticed something very strange. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After some time from the system login I think an hour or two may be, either nautilus or python process uses too ...
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Why I'm seeing 7 users, a abnormal usage of Virtual Memory, lots of stream connections and all process sleeping?

Using a Toshiba Satellite l645d s4025 amd dual core p320 2.1ghz 3gb ddr3 ram 250 gb hdd Below is the incomplete top report(don't know how to select all to copy) Using an Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 ...
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'zeitgeist-fts' always using a lot of memory!

What is zeitgeist-fts?! It's always in the 3 top positions of memory usage (competing with Firefox and Compiz!!) ... After a fresh boot it uses about 30 MB, but after some hours or a day, it goes ...
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Ways to reduce memory usage

I'm using xubuntu now and from time to time I come across the problem that memory is out of space. This happens when I open both Chrome and Eclipse, also, even I exited Eclipse, /usr/bin/java is ...
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Why is my /dev/loop0 showing full?

I have sufficent memory , but somehow I get my /dev/loop0 showing usage of 9 GB here's my df-h. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 12G 10G 1.4G 88% / udev ...
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unity-music-daemon uses large amount of memory

When I boot my Ubuntu 13.04 up, I noticed that my fans goes crazy and when I had a glanced at System Monitor, I saw that a process called unity-music-daemon is using a large amount of memory and CPU. ...
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How to persistently limit resources of a program

I am running several programs on my computer and under normal circumstances my RAM (2GB) and CPU power is sufficient. However it occurs that a single program suddenly turns the system permanently ...
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machine is very slow

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and now its getting very slow in process some thing, it takes a long time to do something, I don't know what or why. I've attached the htop result here. It takes pretty much ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 extremely slow on my desktop

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer without doing any partition, and no any dual boot operating system. My desktop hardware components are given below: Hard disk 500GB Ram 2GB ...
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Ubuntu memmory consumption problem [duplicate]

Ubuntu Gnome on my laptop boot up using about 310 MB Ram. When running couples of program, the system takes 700 to 900 MB. Then, I close all programs, Ram usage drops but it keeps at 450 ~ 600 MB Ram. ...
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Comparing Virtual Memory Size with Resident Size

I came across this stackoverflow post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10400751/how-do-vmrss-and-resident-set-size-match The answer voted correctly states the following: "So, VSS should be ...
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Wheres my memory going?

My machine keeps 'freezing' before eventaully logging out with all the programs exiting. This is rather annoying, and I think its because I keep running out of memory. I am not running any custom ...
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Can I copy large files faster without using the file cache?

After adding the preload package, my applications seem to speed up but if I copy a large file, the file cache grows by more than double the size of the file. By transferring a single 3-4 GB ...
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Ubuntu locks up when swap full

I have a Ubuntu system running xfce and 2 GB RAM. I have a 1GB swap file which, when multitasking begins to fill up. When I have even a small amount of free swap, I have no issues, but the second the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 memory usage doesn't add up over time

The memory usage on my Ubuntu 13.04 system doesn't add up over time. I've tried the 3.8.0-xx kernels and the latest 3.9 from /~kernel-ppa/mainline. When I first boot, it all adds up correctly but ...
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How to see how much memory/cpu Unity is using

I am trying to see how much memory and CPU the whole Unity desktop is using. For this I tried looking at the Unity process but since it is divided in many parts it became difficult. I want to see how ...
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Disk and Ram Memory size

I need to know the disk size and the ram size of LAMP + Chrome. How can I check it... on ubuntu 11.x and 12.x Thanks