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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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cant boot ubuntu server 18.04, ram exhausted?

so i have ubuntu server 18.04, when i try to boot, alot of "depends" fail to start thus i cant boot the server going to recovery mode i saw one line says memory exhausted, in recovery mode i use free ...
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How to display kernel's PSI (Pressure Stall Information)?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and my Linux kernel version is 4.4.0. How can I enable the kernel's PSI? Or is there a tool that is similar?
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gnome-shell is using 3.1 GiB's of RAM [closed]

I'm fairly new to Linux. So i basically have close to no idea why is this happening. I hadn't seen this happen when i was using my PC normally. This time i had about 20 chrome tab open. So, when i saw ...
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My actual ram versus useable ram

I have 8 Gbytes of physical ram. My integrated video card (Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]) can use up to 2 Gb. Is that why free -m shows 6913 Gbytes instead of around 8000?
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Ubuntu specific RAM issues - chrome crashing and memtest86 freezing

G'day, I'm running 4x8GB sticks of corsair vengeance LPX RAM, a 5700xt and an r5 3600x. I just installed ubuntu 20.04 a week ago to dual-boot with windows and I've been having RAM-related problems....
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ubuntu calculate wong total ram size

I'm using raspberry pi 3B+,ubuntu 20.04 pre-installed server,download from here: https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi I've found that if I use free command (whatever -k -h option),it show me I ...
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What's causing the lag spikes to my ubuntu linux server node process

I run about 5-6 node processes related to discord.js, and sometimes I get some lag spikes and some of my node processes are printing ''Killed'' and it's terminating their process. Why is that? here ...
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Persistent usb computer system requirements

I can't really find any information about how the computers specs affect the speed of a persistent usb system. My plan: Run ubuntu 20.04 from persistent usb, because it sounds fun, but install ...
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Added RAM memory is not recognized : dmidecode shows no added new RAM info and free command does not increase the free size

Environment Info Ubuntu ver : Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Mother Board : SuperMicro C9X299-PG300F Initial RAM size : Total 16GB, one 16GB card at one slot RAM type : MTA16ATF2G64AZ-2G6E1 Current status I ...
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How can I check which database is running and print its memory consumption and PID? [closed]

I think I should use either top command or ps aux, but I don't know how to grep the memory consumption of the process of a running database.
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What's the thing which uses RAM that much?

I have a server (with 8GB Ram) and no specific service is running, but 5GB of Ram is used how can I detect what's the thing which uses the Ram that much? See? 5GB is used, and the most used thing is ...
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Ubuntu running out of RAM and crashing and freezing because of it

i have 32GB of RAM in my computer which should be more than enough as a web developer. i think adding more will only delay the out-of-ram issues. i am experiencing issues on Ubuntu where chrome is ...
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Load cache into RAM

Im just started to use Ubuntu and I notice that there is 1GB of cache in use. I also use SDD and I wanna to expand it life. Loaded System monitor shows that there is 1GB of cache, guessin, on SDD and ...
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kernel parameter for limiting total ram usage?

I run Kubuntu 20.04, stock kernel on a Lenovo X201i. I have 4G of ram and get frequent visits by the oom-killer. A co-worker gave me two 8G SO-DIMMs. Problem is, the X201i detects 16GB but can only ...
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Out of memory error despite having enough memory

I am trying to use a Python package called Camoco using the CLI. When I run one of the commands that I need, I get [LOG] Mon May 11 20:47:31 2020 - Your computer ran out of memory! This analysis ...
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Too much “free memory”

I have extremely high "free memory". According to this site here it is better to have "free memory" as close to 0 as possible. What I understand is that this "free memory" is basically wasted memory ...
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Ubuntu showing 13.7 GB of RAM when I have 16 GB

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10. I have a system with 16 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM. Ubuntu itself only shows that I have 13.7 gigabytes of ram: total used free shared buff/...
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War Frame can't run because system shows 3.8 GIB memory although I have 4 GB

I have 4 GB memory, but War Frame will not run because the system is showing 3.8 GIB memory which is supposedly not enough. Is there any way I can bypass RAM check and show system 4 GB memory?
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Upgrading Laptop Memory Question [closed]

Ok, I've had my current laptop for a while. (purchased from Zareason with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, about 2008 or so.) It runs like a champ. I can't remember the model. I even called Zareason and ...
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Command for stopping program after some cutoff ram usage

I sometimes use some programs that use too much RAM and owing to RAM being filled up completely, my system crashes. Is there any command to make ubuntu automatically stop the execution of some ...
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Upgraded RAM not showing up

I was given a Lenovo IdeaPad S145 to use for university. However, it only comes with 4GB of ram so I decided to install a further 8GB (DDR4-2666 SODIMM) in order to up the performance. I did check ...
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Process gets killed with Out of Memory - How to limit memory for the process?

I have installed Matlab 2020a in Ubuntu 20.04. When trying to run a code the Matlab program is getting killed, but it runs in another system perfectly fine. Checking resources while running shows that ...
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Trying to modify /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory, but getting permission denied even with sudo

I am trying to edit the file /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory, but I'm getting permission denied even if I use sudo or switch to root user via sudo -i and try to edit using that account. How can I get ...
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Dangerous glitch or superhack? [closed]

Okay, so I need to admit that I'm not the greatest with computers. Which is why I need to ask if my system is fine or not after this. So I decided to get an old project (a piano teaching tool, ...
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GParted: Merging two partitions [duplicate]

I want to merge my sda7 with the unallocated space. However, I am not sure how to do it. This is the Memory allocated in my device. Gparted Display Thanks in Advance.
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Ubuntu 18.04 computer consuming high percentage of RAM when in idle state

My Ubuntu 18.04 with a RAM of capacity 7.58 GB is using 4GB RAM when none of the applications is running in the foreground. I also once killed the gnome-shell itself that reduced gnome-shell's RAM ...
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20.04 Server Install not booting on low memory VM

tried to boot the live dvd installer for 20.04 server on virtualbox with 512MB of RAM on 2 seperate machines. There is a kernel panic after select install Ubuntu server. This amount of memory worked ...
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Is ZFS on Ubuntu 20.04 using a ton of memory?

I have 64GB installed but htop shows 20GB in use: Running ps aux | awk '{print $6/1024 " MB\t\t" $11}' | sort -n gives me the largest processes using only a few 100 megabytes and adding up the ...
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I want a clean install of linux, are all of these partitions needed? Why is there a 999gb one?

I want to make a clean install of Ubuntu. Are all of these partitions necessary? Why is there a 999GB one? I am confused as of why I have so many partitions while the videos I watched on YouTube had ...
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Ubuntu installation help related to swap area

I am going to install ubuntu 18.4 (dual booting with windows). I currently have 4GB RAM. I am going to add 8GB RAM the next month or so. so while I am installing ubuntu how much swap area should I use....
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Ultra high page cache usage potentially triggering kswapd0?

I have been running into a serious problem with my ubunutu 18.04 server. I started noticing that there were serious slowdowns in the server and when I checked, CPU usage was all maxed to 100%. I began ...
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Amount of swapfile being used too little

i created a swapfile of 8GB on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but only 126Mb is being used, is this enough of does this mean it isn't being used i have 4gb RAM total used free shared buff/...
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Why Is Sudo Using 908kib of Memory

I ran the following command. sudo sleep 100000 Then, I checked the memory usage of the sudo process. Sudo is using 908KiB of private memory and 4.2MiB of shared memory. I know it's not a problem ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a laptop with soldered RAM module that has damaged cells

I have an Asus K550V notebook that I bought few years ago and it is out of warranty. This computer has 8GB RAM soldered on the mainboard but the ram module has some damaged cells. I cannot use its ...
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how do I install foldit on my ubuntu?

also can someone tell me how to fix this. I have problems running minecraft, not because it won't load but because it lags and smears certain graphics. I looked in my case but It seems to have the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not recognizing ram correctly

As I am new here, please be indulgent if my question is not posed with the highest possible precision. Also, I am far from being an expert, so if you don't mind rather explain a bit more than less ;) ...
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how to manage high ram usage of an MPI app

I have an SSD and 8 gigs of ram but i am running an app that runs on 30 gigs on a workstation. So far it ran fine but at the very end of a process it started to trash and i had to shut down. How can i ...
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Virtualbox Winows 10 guest shuts down sporadically

As the heading says, I've been having issues lately with my Win 10 guest crashing. There's no forewarning, it simply aborts execution. This happens after a few seconds pretty much every time I try to ...
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Can I setup ubuntu to use more ram, currently having 12GB of ram?

On windows machine which I use for development purpose, I did use some software like primocache which cache the disk and the files are loaded from ram (if I setup the drive). This way my program is ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu locking up when out of memory?

I have a 16gb system and it's all too easy to accidentally lock it up and lose all the work by launching a Virtualbox machine before checking the available free ram. How can I prevent Ubuntu 19.10 ...
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18.04: How to disable swap memory? fstab shows no swap; where does it load from, and how to disable it?

cat /etc/fstab LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs / ext4 defaults 0 0 #LABEL=UEFI /boot/efi vfat defaults 0 0 df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...
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Image format for writing to disk with minimal memory mapping

I am developing an application(c++,gstreamer) in ubuntu that needs to read a video and save the frames as jpg(1920x1080) images - around 30 frames per second. Which image format is the closest to ...
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OS is terribly slow when copy or tar/untar files

Is possible to setup CPU load or RAM for better multitasking? Because when I for example copy files or tar/untar some bigger file, OS is terribly slow due this operation. Thanks. OS Ubuntu 18.04. ...
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how to remove current tasks from cron service?

My main problem is that cron jobs won't run automatically but they run fine from the command line. when i run 'service cron status' on my Ubuntu 18.10 (GNU/Linux 4.18.0-25-generic x86_64), i get this :...
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Ubuntu with AMD RAM missing

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 64 and the xfce4 desktop on an AMD (AMD A8-3870 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics) lshw -c cpu reports the following : description: CPU product: AMD A8-3870 APU with ...
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Can I have temporary swap space greater than 2x RAM?

I have 8G RAM. I know how to create and use a temporary swapfile. I need to have ~30G of memory to run a pandas computation, but everywhere I check the recommended upper limit of swap file seems to be ...
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Why Does Ubuntu use so much ram? [duplicate]

i'm a linux noob and just installed ubuntu. I'm really enjoying it, so far. But the ram usage is quite high i think? The system is using 3,1gb ram while i'm just browsing the internet. is this normal?...
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How would I run my system solely in a ramdisk after logging in (or optionally on boot)?

I know how to create one-off ramdisks, but I'm not sure how to do the following: configure a development environment using traditional persistent storage next boot, have the ability to shove my home ...
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Cannot install any other package due to broken apache2 install. Cannot Allocate Memory

So while trying to install a new package in my lightsail instance (Ubuntu, 512M RAM), i'm seeing this message come up ubuntu@ip-172-26-12-45:~$ sudo apt-get install certbot E: dpkg was interrupted, ...
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hadoop related storage problem in Ubuntu 19.10

I had installed hadoop and I am facing low memory error on Hadoop installation. From past 2-3 months I am trying to solve this problem. I had installed hadoop on a Ubuntu virtual machine but I am ...

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