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Re: [vox-tech] Physical Memory vs. Reported Memory
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Re: [vox-tech] Physical Memory vs. Reported Memory



On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 12:24:23PM -0700, Jim Angstadt wrote:
> Another newbie question:
> 
> The hardware memory check during boot reports 
> 320MB of memory, which is correct.  There are 
> physical 256MB and 64MB memory modules.  But, 
> 'free' and 'top' report much less.  Free, with 
> the 'm' option reports 62MB available.  
> Top reports about 64MB available.
> 
> The documentation 'man top' states:
>    'Statistics on memory usage, including total 
> available memory, ...'.
> 
> Which seem to indicate that top is reporting 
> total physical memory.
> 
> My usual questions:
> 
> 1.  What's going on here?
> 
> 2.  Do I have a problem and how do I fix it.
> 
> 3.  Any pointers to online resources would be much
> appreciated.
> 
> Please see below for output from free and top.  
> I'm sorry that line wrapping may make it 
> difficult to read.
> 
> Warm Regards,
> Jim

Do you have "mem=320M" in your /etc/lilo.conf?

Micah


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