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Re: [vox-tech] Memory usage puzzle



On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Rod Roark wrote:

> 
> Anyone know a good utility that will go through all allocated memory 
> blocks and tell you which process or executable is responsible for each 
> one?
> 
> Yes I know about "ps".  I don't think it really does that.  Here's my 
> problem:
> 
> When I start up my colo box, running ntpd, bind, sshd, postfix, Courier 
> pop3d/imapd, apache, postgresql, xvnc, one KDE session, and some other 
> normal stuff, "free" shows about 60 MB in use (after subtracting buffers 
> and cache).  After a day or two, memory usage climbs to around 260MB and 
> stays there.  If I stop VNC/KDE, apache, all mail stuff and the sql 
> server, memory in use still stays over about 220 MB.
> 
> So, what's using all that memory?  I'd like to find out.
> 
> Total physical memory is 1GB.

I didn't see if anyone came up with an answer for this one.

Top, with the "M" command, would be my first thought.

However, the problem may be associated with shared memory... try looking
at "ipcs"?

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