[PLUG] Bloat

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Oct 1 23:32:10 IST 2008

Aditya Godbole wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Shridhar Daithankar
> <ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
>> On Monday 29 September 2008 20:36:17 Aditya Godbole wrote:
>> No. Thing is the memory usage varies with amount of installed RAM, at least in
>> linux. If you have same installation on a 512MB RAM and 128 MB RAM machine and
>> start identical sets of program, the usage won't be identical.
> Quite remarkable. How does this happen? Any pointers to technical details?

Nothing remarkable about it. If you have additional memory and it is not 
being used to a optimum level, it is just wasted resources. Instead 
Linux uses it for caching. So if you are merely checking memory usage 
without taking cache into consideration, you would get misleading 



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