Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage. Today, it takes the form of integrated circuits that allow stored data to be accessed in any order with a worst case performance of constant time.

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chromium build fails due to `out of memory` allocation

i am trying to build chromium content_shell. But it fails at the last linking stage because of out of memory. Error Log: [1/1] LINK content_shell ... /usr/bin/ld: out of memory allocating ...
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Lubuntu: text on system menus/bars appears blurred when memory usage is high

I have an old system (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM), running Lubuntu 14.10. When I run memory intensive applications, the text on title-bars, menu-bars and notification panels appears extremely blurry ...
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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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huge cached memory, mostly freez system :(

I have a problem with system memory cache, i think it is bigger than normals. after 5-10 minute of usage, system become unusable and i must restart my "Asus X451-CA" laptop. this command ran upon user ...
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Can only access 1.9 gb of RAM on Ubuntu 12.04

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (edit: 64-bit) on my PC. My PC had 4 GB of RAM installed, which the BIOS recognizes. It also displays when I type uname -m, so the OS knows it's there. However, according ...
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Out of memory when booting ubuntu or any linux distro from LIVE USB

Scenario: I had ubuntu 13.10 installed. tried to boot with a windows usb windows setup frozen after selecting "Delete" on an empty ntfs partition restarted the laptop with power button Now when i ...
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Ubuntu crashes with high memory use without swapping

I'm running some memory intensive calculations on Ubuntu 13.04. I have 8 GB of RAM, and a swap partition with the same amount of memory. The hard disk and swap partition are encrypted. › free -m ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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Is there a default limit to the amount of memory a process may use?

Running 64-bit Matlab 7.12 on a 64-bit 10.04 Ubuntu Server. When I try run a big problem that should need 46GB of memory (the server has 72GB of Memory and plenty of swap space), the experimental ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 on 3.4.45 kernel: Can't access USB memory stick

I installed kernel version 3.4.45 [LTS] on ubuntu 12.4 on a Acer laptop. With this configuration, the USB memory drives can't be accessed, some details are follows. Upon inserting the USB drive dmesg ...
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Why do I run out of memory even when nothing is running?

I am currently facing a problem that when I run Uclust, it keeps showing me mymalloc running ot of memory. The thing is that cuurently nothing is running in the system and my memory shows I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 tilts when trying to open large excel file with libreoffice or matlab

I have an xlsx-file of size 27.3MB and when I try to open it either in Libreoffice or Matlab the whole system slows down My processor is AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor (should be about 2.7Ghz) Memory ...
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Anything sync daemon for Ubuntu?

Is there a utility providing similar functionality to Anything sync daemon for 64bit Ubuntu? Preferably in the repository or with a PPA. In particular, I'd like to stop Firefox from constantly ...
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Problem with the allocated partition memory

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on to a 60GB partition. I installed Qt sources, which are a couple of GB in size, but once I start commpiling it started complaining about lack of memory. I ...
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Memory issue. How to identify the root cause using free

I am running two application on my system. When I run two applications in parallel, Memory gets consumed within a few minutes.. [Data below is not actual.. Just for explanation] Initial state.. ...
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Solved: enabling swapping cripples system

I am having a strange issue. Essentially, when swapping is enabled (on a swap partition), the system becomes unusably slow even at times when no swapping is in fact occurring. For example, when ...
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Why does it state that *-cache:1 DISABLED at lshw command

It seems like my memory is working correctly but I am puzzled by the output of the following command. Is the memory disabled and how do I go about testing it if it may be. $ sudo lshw -C memory ...
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Why is my launcher automatically set to default and personal keyboard layouts disappeared?

Yesterday, I was using a program to read something into the RAM, but underestimated the size. My computer started swapping and lost itself in its calculation, hence I killed the process (and firefox ...
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Oneconf eating up memory while in chrome

When I look at the dependencies in Synaptic, it shows Ubuntu desktop, and software center as being dependent on oneconf, and I do not wish to remove these. However whenever I get to a page which has ...
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System running very lagish and slow-responding

The system is very slow to respond, and wherever I click, the window appears slowly (almost as if its transparency is reduced). The specification is: -OS: Ubuntu 13.1 32-bit -Memory: 1GB -Processor: ...
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Virtual memory or swap memory on ubuntu installed by wubi installer

I am using Ubuntu 32 bit which I have installed inside windows 7 with wubi installer. I have noted that my Ubuntu swap memory is only 256MB and my ram is 2GB. I have tried my best to gain swap memory ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Init process provokes memory leak and CPU intensive usage

I have lately been having some memory and CPU issues with init process. After rebooting, the memory used by it keeps increasing at quite high pace, and after half hour it occupies all the memory RAM ...
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php-fpm high memory and cpu usage

My Real Ram and Virtual Memory is of each 1 GB. but php5-fpm uses very high memory approx 885MB. I searched for solutions but there is no effect. I have wordpress site and currently at a time there ...
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Ardour Memory Limit Warning

I get this warning from Ardour. I'm running on 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10, envy 14. 8gb of ram (That I know my motherboard can take because it works on windows). "WARNING: Your system has a limit for ...
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init has huge memory allocation after time - ubuntu 13.10

init process is taking huge amounts of memory. It starts normally with about 2 MB and if I kept the laptop running for half a day, it would reach 1.5 GB!! Which slowly kills the performance, and ...
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Kernel netfiler module not working as expected

I am developing a kernel module for source port translation using netfilter hooks. The code was tested on Mint 3.8.0-31 and Debian 3.7.2-0 both on same Asus machine. And works exactly as expected. ...
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Automatically kill Chrome processes that exceed RAM limits

I've sought advice from similar threads here, and I'm either not reading them correctly, or my brain is currently fried. My Prior Reading: Automatically kill a process if it exceeds a given amount ...
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Drivers are not detected on ubuntu 13.04

My memory card reader and bluetooth do not work on ubuntu 13.04. Is there any solution ? lsusb output is this : Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of ...
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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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How could I boot my installation of Ubuntu 13.04 in ram?

Just like in the live cd using squashfs of the system. I think that it could boost the general speed of the whole os by putting it on the ram. This wiki is outdated, maybe: ...
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New Fonts breaking Wine

I'm running Photoshop CS2 in Wine because, well I'm not a fan of the gimp sorry. It's been perfectly stable up until today when I installed a couple of new fonts and now it is running out of memory ...
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Disk cache is sometimes dropped/erased

I have a memory/cpu monitor running, and sometimes see the graph line for “cached memory” drop, for no apparent reason. Earlier today Cache memory was at about 4.8GB but then dropped in two steps ( a ...
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Linux kernel: page substitution policy

I am supposed to answer for homework which algorithm is implemented in Linux for the virtual memory page substitution and also give some extracts of the code to prove that. After some research I have ...
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X.org is allocating more than 900MB of RAM but xrestop says ~1/40th of that is actually used; how I force it to free the rest without restarting X?

So X.org is allocating an insane amount of RAM: right now 910MB (according to the RES column in htop), second only to Firefox (really Nightly) (at just over 1GB) and trailed by GNOME Shell (at only ...
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swap memory value / percentage meaning

Swap memory can be set between 0 to 100 What Does It means when we set swap memory to .. ? swappiness= 0 Tells the kernel to avoid swapping processes out of physical memory for as long as ...
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Drowning in cache

Ubuntu is locking up on me. When I run "free -m" almost all of my ram is in cache. Which I understand isn't technically being "used"...it was free so the system used it for fast read/write.....but it ...
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Can't access my user account!

I have faced the same kind of 'crash' the second time and I am worried. This is what happens: I turn on my laptop. I try to login to my user/account. I type my password, hit 'enter'. Screen goes ...
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Eclipse throws out of memory error, but won't crash if run with SUDO

I have a heavy project I compile via eclipse (android app), strangly it crashes if I run it as a regular user with an out of memory error during complilation, I've updated the ini file to utlize as ...
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Apache2 killing Xen server

I'm running a 512mb Ubuntu 12.04LTS 32bit Xen-based virtual server from a hosting company. The server runs a Shoutcast 128Kbps/32 slot server and sc_trans transcoder, serving an mp3 playlist from the ...
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GPU, Dota 2 or RAM problem?

I knew that i used bleachbit to free my memory.I ticked it accidentally and did it.After i did that, the computer seems to slow down.A few days later i felt that it became slower, so i did a new fresh ...
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Mount disk with write permissions but leave it untouched

I have a raw image that I would like to mount to my system (Ubuntu 12). The problem is that I don't want to write anything to the disk itself, so the raw image will stay as it was before mounted. I ...
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What does it mean for /proc/kpagecount to be zero

for some entries in /proc/kpagecount, all the 64 bit entry is zeros and yet the page is allocated (confirmed from /proc/kpageflags). What does it mean for kpagecount to be zero for certain physical ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS specific information?

Im new and lost here. Where can I find all ubuntu server general features? like: Processor and Memory Support (Physical memory etc.), network/storage/manageability features? Im trying to find this in ...
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Store realtime system snapshot for boot

Is it possible to do a kind of hibernate but without turn computer off? Create snapshots every 10 minutes (for example) so if it suddenly turn off last state can be restored.
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing completely on new netbook

I have some strange problem not letting me ask this question on my laptop, so apologies if I am asking something that has already been asked by someone. I bought laptop with enough capabilities to ...
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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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cached memory wont clearing up

For some reason my desktop pc which is running Ubuntu 14.04 don't want to clear the cached memory up. I find this strange because my laptop is clearing cached memory up as soon as possible. I'm ...
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Amount of memory changed?

I've noticed that the amount of memory in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed, when I view the output of free I notice that it says 16304096. I find this weird because it was 16304120. After I booted in a older ...
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Invalid memory info showed by lshw and dmidecode (DDR2/DDR3)

I'll be grateful I someone would tell me why my Ubuntu (14.04) shows invalid memory information? I have installed DDR3 memory (and also my BIOS reports it as DDR3), but commands shows info about DDR2. ...
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Does VM require Swap? su: fork: Cannot allocate memory

We have Mysql Server in AWS environment in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently our server lost new connectivity like ssh, or scp any connections due to cannot allocate memory. And my existing connectivity to ...