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

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ZRAM vs. regular swap partition

I don't fully understand the functionality and the potential advantages of zram. For example: once zram is activated, what percentage of memory will be dedicated to paging? Another issue: obviously ...
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How to allow a process to use more memory

I am trying to run a game on Steam at a decent speed. I exceed the system requirements for this game, and the game is already set to minimum graphics, but it is still running slow. I have been using ...
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What is this and how can this happen? Is this a security issue or can it be a virus?

From the last 3-4 days, my laptop has started becoming much laggy when I'm working on Android Studio or if it is just running in the background. So, today again I was working in Android Studio. My ...
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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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Why does xubuntu's update-notifier use 23MB of ram when it backgrounds?

I'm just wondering if there is a reason for this. It seems way bloated. Xubuntu says it needs 256 MB of ram. To install or try Xubuntu within the Desktop/Live DVD, you need 256 MB of memory, if ...
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Several gigabytes free RAM, so why is my swap file used? [duplicate]

This is a typical situation on my computer: I'm running a few different apps and a LOT of Chrome browser tabs. There are still three gigabytes free RAM on my system: I had expected my swap file to ...
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Is it safe to delete .thunderbird after removing Thunderbird?

I'm running 14.04 Server with a ~16 GB SSD and ran out of room. I was able to clean up and get some free space but Thunderbird was using 1.7 GB in my home directory in .thunderbird. I've uninstalled ...
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Freeing page cache using echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches doesn't work?

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 24055 22439 1615 8969 16 9096 -/+ buffers/cache: 13326 10728 ...
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How to configure ubuntu for lightweight low-memory usage?

I just upgraded an old, secondary computer to the latest Kubuntu (10.10). It seems the effort was a bit too much for the hardware and one 512MB memory module died. I tried to take it away, clean the ...
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Getting ' Critical Low Memory ' error in ubuntu 12.04.

Though my system has enough RAM and ROM memory. It is showing me this error. Previously it was showing " Low memory " only. But now it is showing " Critical Low Memory ". Can anyone help me in ...
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How to know each TAB memory usage ?

Hi, is it possible to know that, if Firefox or any browser is opened, whats the amount of memory taken up by each TAB of web-browser ? I am just curious to know.
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Increasing memory for ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu besides Windows XP and it is using only 5.9 GB of total drive space. I would like to know how to increase the size?![enter image description here][1]
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Ensuring fail-safety of an Apache server

I have a few Wordpress websites running on Apache 2.4.7 / Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. It is a virtual machine running on Microsoft Azure. The websites are using a MySQL server also running on the same ...
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Is ubuntu able to kill a process because of low memory and how to know it

Everything is in the title. I'm running a play framework and a redis process on my ubuntu 2GB RAM VPS but last night the 2 processes suddenly crashed without any log (which is weird because they ...
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Memory leaks with zeitgeist-fts. It takes 1.2 GiB of memory [duplicate]

I have a memory leak with zeitgeist-fts which takes up 1.2 GiB of memory. A screen capture can be found here: When I kill process, memory is released and everything is working fine. Then again, ...
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“-/+ buffers/cache memory” is zero

i have an OpenVZ VPS with ubuntu server 14.04.2 and i can access to a SolusVM control panel. Recently, "memory usage" is always 0 KB, and only "vswap usage" shows real swap usage. if i run free -k i ...
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how to see CPU and memory usage for a program after run it

I wrote a shell script and run it with terminal.script call another programs to run and have some child process. how can i see TOTAL memory and CPU used for that script after run it ? more generaly ...
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How to log memory usage per minute on Ubuntu Server?

I checked few programs such as htop or top command but couldn't find any features for logging per minute. Is there a way to do that for tracking memory issues ? edit: I was using linode and decided ...
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Why is swap being used even though I have plenty of free RAM?

I thought the whole essence of swap was to act as a temporary storage safety net when RAM was full but my swap partition is constantly being used even though I sometimes have as much as 3GB free RAM. ...
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Why my memory is shooting to nearly 100 percent which makes my laptop unable to work?

I am a newbie. I am currently using xubuntu 14.04 on my old dell laptop (~8-9 years old). When ever i watch any video on YouTube or similar site the video is not coming properly. I am not able to do ...
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Ubuntu VM shows different RAM then what vCenter is showing

I created a 64-bit VM with 4 GB of RAM and installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit The command, free –g, shows a total of 3GB The details screen on the desktop shows 3.9 GB vCenter Server Performance Monitor ...
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How can an application be allocated to multiple core CPU's?

In Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit, running femm42 finite element analysis software via wine. The solver reports "out of memory" when it attempts to create/load the "mesh", which is done through embedded Triangle ...
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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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Jave heap space error appearing Linux ubuntu 12.04

I'm running my program and this error appears after some time java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space at HadoopMyapp.HistogramPair.<init>(HistogramPair.java:25) at ...
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java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

I'm using Hadoop in my application, but just before the program exits I get this error java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space I already modified the mapred-site.xml and added this property to it ...
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How to free up my laptop's RAM?

I have an old DELL laptop with 2GB of RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) as its OS. Many times I am out of RAM and thus every thing goes very slow! I think there is many background programs (services or ...
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How to prevent running programs from consuming all RAM and CPU?

I have an annoying problem with Ubuntu's resource management. Frequently it happens that some programs such as Google Chrome browser consume 100% CPU and most of my laptops memory. I want to have a ...
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What in install.sh in Kubuntu 14.04?

My laptop fan is sometimes loud when running Kubuntu 14.04, I guess it is because of one process taking 12-13% of CPU memory. I am new with KDE/Kubuntu. What is that? Should it be running like ...
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Creating a script involving the memory usage of processes

How can one create a bash script that displays the sum of memory usage for the processes which have PID<100?
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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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How much of the java program does Ubuntu memory-share between programs

For a given java version, say Oracle Java 7, how much does Ubuntu fetch the Java runtime modules (and linked libraries) from disk for each JVM, v.s. holding a copy of them in shared memory to be ...
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How to prevent so many instances of apt-check running?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that just crashed because of a very obvious cause: 30+ of apt-check processes consuming all memory, the OOM killer kicking in, killing vital services. I'm not sure where ...
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Where'd all my memory go? [closed]

After using the laptop for several days without rebooting, I start to get into awful swapping problems (combined with very poor responsiveness during IO operations, swapping 10mb could mean that the ...
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Swappiness for aggressive swapping

I want to configure the Ubuntu 14.04 with aggressive swapping behavior. I'm using Linux kernel 3.14. I modified the swappiness using the following command. echo 100 > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness ...
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I can't use all my RAM!

I know somebody will mark this as duplicate, but I can't find the answer, so I'm asking. I have 3GB of RAM and Ubuntu says: Memory 2.9 GiB. No, it is NOT my onboard graphics card, because it uses only ...
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How can I find the memory usage on my GPU?

Previously I was checking the memory usage on my GPU with the following command: nvidia-settings -q all | grep Memory I am processing some scientific data on my GPU with numpy and theano. I was ...
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Increase Virtual Machine's Hard Disk Memory [duplicate]

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 in my Virtual Box. An error occurs as I copy files using the command below: sudo cp -R /dspace/webapps/* /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps This is the error : cp: cannot create ...
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Lowering 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 testing 12.04 and 14.04). For what I ...
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low memory dialog at boot up time

My Ubuntu 14.04 laptop has the below partions /dev/sda1 ext4 9.3G 8.6G 227M 98% / none tmpfs 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev devtmpfs 3.9G 4.0K 3.9G ...
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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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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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How do you find out which program is using too much memory?

Ubuntu has been crashing on me recently. I think its because it runs out of memory so I ran the free -m command and found that my memory usage was really high. So then, i ran top to find the culprit, ...
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Chrome suddenly using too much memory, what's wrong?

I just upgraded my RAM to double what it used to have and for a couple of weeks everything was running great, but now Chrome is eating all of it, I hit 90% use with only one window and <50 tabs ...
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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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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 ...