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    Memory????

    Allright everyone lets see who knows there shit.

    Amd Athlon 800
    1 Gig Ram
    Rage 128 Pro Ultra ATI 16 Meg Video
    Philips 32 Bit Sound Card
    PC266 Socket A MB
    120 Gig Western Digital 7500
    8X DVD/RW
    52x32x52 CD/RW
    TV Card
    Volcan CPU Cooler
    400 watt Power
    Dlink Ethernet
    Dlink Router

    Slackware 10
    KDE 3.3.0
    Xfree86 4.4.0
    Apache/mySQL/PHP
    5 Gigs Swap
    Reiserfs on /
    All running.

    Now 1 month ago i only had 392 Megs of Memory
    if i typed free in a console i can find out how much memory im useing and how much is free
    No matter if i have 392 Megs of Memory or 1 Gig im still useing about 80% of my memory up WTF!!

    free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 904480 697504 206976 0 78812 369292
    -/+ buffers/cache: 249400 655080
    Swap: 2097136 0 2097136


    See im use 697.504 Megs of Memory on WHAT i ask.

    Kde and X Combined do not use this much i know this for a fact now granted nothing is slow.

    Is this some form of memory leak in kde now if i log out of kde and just use the console i use like 8 megs
    Gnome is the same way but worse..

    Where the hell has thy memory gone?

    Update last night i downgraded to slackware 9.1

    total used free shared buffers cacha
    Mem: 16952 904472 131192 773280 0
    Swap: 0 2097136 0 2097136 0

    Hmm i have my memory back.
    So every kde above 3.1 eather allocates and uses memory differantly or there is a massive memory leak since 3.2
    But i could be wrong????

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    I know what you mean. On my dad's machine, he has 2gb of ram, and he seems to have about 80% of it taken up by something or other... But i get the same with my 256mb, but they are both identical installs and everything.
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    Last night i was downloading savage for linux (Demo) and all of a suden my system toped out i had like 10k left of memory and i was useing 5% swap with a cpu load of like 90% granted i restarted my machine and i check again how much ram i was using and it was around 128 megs give or take.

    Now when i check the ProcessTable (ctl-alt-del)
    i have like 4 agettys running 4 firfox just about 3/4 & 5 of alot of processes
    all running this just does'nt sound right to me i only have just this 1 firefox window open and im not doing anything else.

    This is enought to make me install openbsd or freebsd again just to see if the same shit happens.

    oh yah i upgraded to slack 10 again.

    Funnything is for as long as i have been useing linux youd think i would have looked into this bye now.

    beexlebubsbum please post yours and your dads setup so everyone with this issue can finly have this resolved im telling ya it's eather X or Kde i know it.

    As soon as i find out exactly what is causeing the extreamly high mem usage ill be beating on some doors but untill then im not going to go around pointing fingers.

    EVERYONE WHO READS THIS PLEASE POST YOUR SETUP AND WETHER YOU ARE HAVEING THE SAME TYPE OF MEMORY ISSUES PLEASE.

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    I'm afraid all I can offer is one of those non-helpful "everything's working fine over here" replies, but at least we've got some of the same stuff:

    I'm running a 1Ghz Athlon w/ 1GB of RAM. I'm running KDE 3.3 on a Debian sid system (well...it's Libranet 2.8.1 but it's been so heavily gutted that it's basically Debian sid.) I have normal CPU and memory use during downloads and I can run numerous apps at the same time with no noticeable lag.

    That being said, a lot of my memory being used *is* normal. My understanding is that Linux just chews on a lot of memory; it "shouldn't" have any effect on performance. About 300MB of RAM is in use according to top on my system but it doesn't seem to impact on anything.

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    root@boxone:~# free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 515560 194664 320896 0 5544 120296
    -/+ buffers/cache: 68824 446736
    Swap: 8830072 0 8830072
    root@boxone:~#


    comtux, I only know two commands but one of them is "ps -e" that tells me EVERYTHING that is cooking.

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    You both are normal right now just do me a favor and every now and then post an update to the free command.

    root@comtux:~# free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 904480 296936 607544 0 52964 148480
    -/+ buffers/cache: 95492 808988
    Swap: 2097136 1148 2095988
    root@comtux:~#

    As you can see i am a little abnormal right now nock of another 96 megs off of that and i would be in the norm.
    X Chews a lot of memory up around 128 megs Kde 170 megs or so now it is hard to spot when your useing a ton of memory because linux will just use it's swap now if i had 392 megs of memory at the state im am at now you would be seeing something as such.

    root@comtux:~# free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 360000 200000 60000 0 n/a n/a
    Just an example and my overall performance would be the same linux likes to not just leave mem laying around.

    But if you have say 1 gig and your useing 800 megs and the only app that is open is firefox nop not good some thing is wrong.


    Thanks guys for the input.
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    chris@asmodeus:~$ free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 904444 352876 551568 0 35144 228016
    -/+ buffers/cache: 89716 814728
    Swap: 1726968 0 1726968


    That's just running firefox + one konsole.

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    Ok Everyone i have made a discovery.

    3.00 Pm Eastern Time Started Test
    I started Downloading Suse 9 Personal at 3.00
    Im useing Firefox & i have DSL
    The DL is around 600megs
    I started monitoring my system load setting updateing intervals to 5 min
    When i started i was useing 296 megs of ram.
    An hour later i finaly relized holly shit im now useing over 700 megs of ram and climbing.
    I took a look at System load and there it was just climbing and climbing firefox is sucking the life out of my computer.
    oh yah im useing firefox 1.0 preview
    Im going to restart my system and restart the test useing konqueror after this dl is done.

    If you have dsl and firefox 1.0 or what ever try this.

    kungfuramone9 your out of the norm range.
    Hmm k later

    Update 5.22 PM

    Restarted Computer.
    root@comtux:~# free

    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 904480 169976 734504 0 20852 87688
    -/+ buffers/cache: 61436 843044
    Swap:2097136 0 2097136

    root@comtux:~#

    I am now going to download suse personal 9
    useing konqueror.
    Same situatiuation differant browser.
    ok same thing happend by the time the dl was done all my memory was used up.

    Get this for all you suse fans out there.

    Slackware 10 Start up.
    169,976 Megs Used 734,504 Megs Free

    Suse 9.1 Personal Start up.
    666,488 Megs Used 370,316 Megs Free

    Both Slackware and Suse's Setup are almost exactly the same.
    Except Suse Uses Kde 3.2.1 & Slackware uses 3.2.3 ....
    Hmmm Rpm Based System compared to the Allmighty Tgz Based System.
    Oh i almost forgot the CPU load on Suse is 20% higher than Slackware 10,s

    Well i got to go have to uninstall Suse and feed the Dvd i wasted to the cat and reinstall slack.
    And continue on with my quest to finding that one or more apps that are sucking the life out of my system.

    Suse 9.1 personal Review 1/10 i gave it a 1 because the gui install looks nice.
    Bye

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    Hmmmm...I may be out of my normal range, but again, I don't remember it ever being any different than this (whenever I've used top in the past to check, anyway.)

    One difference between our systems: I'm running Firefox 0.9. Could that be part of the problem?

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    No it's not firefox i installed FreeBSD 5.1 last night and tested the memory usage and startup i was useing like around 100megs with kde 3.1.2 and the problem that i was haveing on slack and suse weren't there any more so ill continue to track it down plus i tested xfce and
    dillo and had the same problem on slack so there something that is very differant from freebsd to linux
    im going to take a basic app list from a default freebsd 5.1 install and try to apply that to slack and see what i get nowing my luck it is something really stupid like a lib or something.

    Bye the way i learnd a vary valuable lesson last night cats + computers = Fried CPU on girlfriends computer =
    no dinner and couch time

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