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The drop_cache trick will not free memory, it will reset the cache. Uses ps command if you want to identify which processes uses the more memory. For instance to monitor the list of the top 15 of resident memory users. $ watch "ps --sort rss -eo pid,pmem,rss,vsz,comm | head -16" PID %MEM RSS VSZ COMMAND 2590 13.4 136892 825000 firefox 1743 10.7 ...
memstat is also a good tool that will show the amount of memory used by each block as well as how much memory is used by loaded libraries. Not the best tool but is worth using to gather details and statistics. memstat -w -p pid is a good command to use.
The issue is not the RAM size, it just depends on the amount of programs you have running. I've been using my computer for about 2 hours now and have some programs open (total RAM usage for all this incl kernel is 700MB) Chrome is open with 6 tabs (another 900MB RAM). Hibernate takes 30 seconds, wakeup takes 2 minutes before the system is fully ...
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