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Offline zmaster

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High memory usage
« on: February 09, 2017, 09:43:38 PM »
I installed Tiny Core Plus, chromium, leafpad, gnumeric, fonts and after start 600Mb memory (ram) used.

May be i need install all soft "on demand"?

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Re: High memory usage
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 09:50:59 PM »
Hoe much memory you have and haw are you measuring consumption? Output of the free command would help. Linux is allocating many buffers, cache to speed up operation and certain tools are reporting it as used but in fact as soon as necessary they are released for applications. Free RAM size in Linux is frequently misinterpreted specially by Windows users :)
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Re: High memory usage
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 11:36:20 PM »
i have 768 mb ram, after boot i start terminal, type "top" and see

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Mem: 554436K used, 217972K free, 298232K shrd, 404K buff, 423484K cached
CPU: 66.6% usr 16.6% sys  0.0% nic 16.6% idle  0.0% io  0.0% irq  0.0% sirq
Load average: 0.13 0.26 0.20 2/94 3127
Swap total:1205848 free:1205848

output of free command

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             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        772408     555424     216984     296716        404     421968
-/+ buffers/cache:     133052     639356
Swap:      1205848          0    1205848

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Re: High memory usage
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 02:51:04 AM »
Was Chromium running? Modern browsers can easily use gigs of RAM with just a few tabs.

For free's numbers to be accurate, you'd first have to clear caches, "sudo cache-clear; free -m".
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