Red Hat / Fedora :: Memory Usage Always High And Utilizing Full?
Jul 14, 2010
In our database, when checking the memory used using top command, we are always seeing 32 GB RAM utilized. We have set the sga_max_size to 8gb and PGA to 3 gb. We have tried shutting down oracle db and then the memory went down to 24GB when checked using top command. After cold reboot of the DB server, it gone down to 1.5 GB.
But once the users are started using after end of day, the memory again gone back to 32 GB.
I upgraded from Fedora 13 to 14 over the network. Everything seems to have worked. The one problem after my install is that I have noticed that setroubleshootd consumes alot of memory.
It doesn't take long for setroubleshootd to jump in memory usage. I can kill the process but it will start up again. I have tried disabling the service but it doesn't show up in /etc/init.d. # service setroubledshootd stop setroubledshootd: unrecognized service So I am not sure what I can do to resolve the issue with setroubleshootd besides killing it off every 15 minutes.
I was browsing my folder with lots of images, after finished i close nautilus and i notice that my computer became slow, so i'll check it with system monitor and had found that nautilus are using almost 100mb of ram (opening 4 tabs). I'm not sure if this was normal or not because i try to reopen the same folder with pcmanfm and it only consumes less than 20mb of ram (opening 4 tabs). here's the screenshot from system monitor .
I have a computer with 16GB of ram. At the moment, top shows all the RAM is taken, (NOT by cache), but the RAM used by the various processes is very far from 16GB.I have seen this problem several times, but I don't understand what is happening.My only remedy so far has been to reboot the machine.
My problem seems to be very simple, it's high memory usage. I occasionally will use movie player to watch a few shows and I use firefox as well. My memory usage starts out real small about 500 mb but after using firefox lightly and movie player it jumps to almost 2 gigs and this is after they've been closed what gives? I've attached an image so you can see what I'm talking about.
I've installed my debian sid about one month ago (first xfce, next gnome) but noticed that it's kind of really slow. The upgrades take ages, launching (and using) firefox takes so much time,... In comparaison to my ubuntu, archlinux (on the same computer) or previous installation of debian there is clearly a problem somewhere.Today I tried to do a "top" sorted by mem usage : 3.5% xulrunner-stub, 2.1% dropbox, 1.4% aptitude (doing upgrade), 1.4% clementine,... nothing terriblebut still I've 2.7Gb or RAM used (more than 50%)
$ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3967 26851282 0 79 1938
i am having a problem that i would call a bit "important" with my server. so, from last 3 weeks the used space of my hard disk (RAID I) started growing up. i have 2 x 1 tb HDD working on RAID I and i did not install anything those weeks. the space just started changing from 90 GB till 580 GB. now the situation is stable there but i think it's not normal.
the bandwidth usage is low (like 120 gb in 2 months) and i am running 6 counter strike gameservers, a forum, a very little website and some local stuffs... a friend of mine told me that my server could have been hacked but i am afraid it did... some useful informations: when i reboot the server the used space goes down again to ~100 GB and then it starts going up again. i cant really find where all those files are located:
Basically I have a machine with 16GB of RAM and have just discovered that using all of it can crash the whole system over one process. How could I run a process on the system in such a way that if more than 90% of system memory is used, the process immediately crashes?
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 and I am experiencing an ultra high memory usage of the gnome-settings-daemon of 2GB after suspend! Killing and restarting the daemon solves the issue. Anybody else with this behavior?
so my server is doing fine, but there is one odd thing I would like to fix. When I start and stop services, the CPU is maxed out for about five seconds each time. The services start the same speed, but it still does this. Small things like lm_sensors don't do this, just things like httpd and sendmail. THis server was upgraded to Fedora 11 with a netinstall CD a few months ago.
I was trying to get the status of memory usage and disk usage using sigar in windows and ubuntu. done this in windows by just copying the sigar library into jdk library. But i was unable to do so in ubuntu. I've copied the library to java-6-sun library but still can't run the program.
I'm trying to understand the performance of my machine and memory usage just isn't adding up. When I run top it will typically show 301M of 308M used but the total of everything in the RES column is no where near 300M and the total of %MEM column isn't more than 20-30%. So how do I figure out what is using all the memory? Then is there some way to control it to optimize performance?
Memory of my Linux database servce is all used up. I first noted that this morning and rebooted the box. 5 hours later, it saw used up again. I want to find out which process is responsible for using most of the memories. What Redhat Linux utility can list processes sorting by their memory usage, like the Windows task manager?free and vmstat - summary but not for each processtop appears to be infomative, but sum of non-zero %MEM never add upp to 100
My manager has asked me to look at memory drop on system while I was doing test on Linux machine. there is a big dip in memory graph produced by another tool. I do not know which processes were responsible for those memory dips. Is there any way I can find memory utilization of process during last week?
My server is keep on hanging So I have rebooted several times in the last couple of weeks, the system is eating more memory and the usage is keep on increasing and at particular time it became saturated and my server hungs. I could not find which process is eating more memory. I have used the below commands to check if any process is eating more memory but no luck. No such process are using high memory.
i have a RAM of 1 Gb & swap of 1Gb with fedora11 installed, initially in RAM programme memory uses around 300 Mb & cache uses 600-700 Mb , but after some time it starts using swap memory though my programme memory is still around 300 mb, it keeps on increasing swap memory as a result my system keeps on slowing down & finally when swap memory is 100% system almost stops responding but programme memory is still around 300mb.
I've come across a really strange issue with one of my RHEL servers. The "free" command shows that 7019 MB of memory are actually in use by my system, but when summing up the actual usage (or even virtual usage like the example below) it doesn't add up - the sum is far less than what is reported by "free":
I just upgraded KDE on my openSuSE 11.2 installation. I have never had any problems doing this in the past, but this time, when I rebooted, I noticed that after a few seconds of idle time, my CPU usage goes sky high. I ran top in a console and noticed the culprit was xorg. I am using an NVIDIA card on an AMD64 3200+ with 1 gig of memory. KDE version is currently 4.5.85. Like I said, I didn't have this problem until the last update. Any ideas as to what could be causing this?
I have recently upgraded from Kubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. I am having trouble with CPU usage by the X server. When running KDE programs (for example Kontact and Amarok) my computer is becoming very sluggish. This seems to be because X is using 90-100% of the CPU constantly when there are any changes to the application (any sort of redraw, even the mouse moving across the screen). I don't experience this with other applications (I am currently writing this from Chromium with no issues at all). Below is all the relevant information I can think to include.
INSTALL PROCESS: Fresh install from Ubuntu 10.04 LiveCD. My /home direrctory is on a separate partition so that has remained unchanged from 9.10. After installing Ubuntu, I installed the kubuntu-desktop package to install kdm and the KDE desktop.
The only real change from my last install is that /var is now also a separate partition (in a bid to save my MySQL data should I have to reinstall again) but it is on the same hard drive as my root partition and so shouldn't be causing any performance issues.
MY X SETUP: Three screen setup using onboard and PCI graphics cards. This worked perfectly before and, after reconfiguring X using nvidia-xconfig works almost as well again. Except that one of my monitors autodetects at 1280x1024 where before it was a higher (and widescreen) resolution.
The issue only presents itself when KDE application screens are visible and disappears when they are hidden (either minimised or closed) As far as Ican tell it could be an X, Qt or KDE issue. But I am not sure what versions of these will have been changed in the upgrade.
I don't understand why I have a 800MB usage at startup. I didn't add any programs to start at startup. I do though have 10 primary partitions that are auto mounted at startup but it shouldn't use up so much, I have 2GB total RAM.
At startup nautilus uses ~400MB of virtual memory in the "system monitor"
Also which is RAM and which is SWAP in resources in system monitor: Virtual Memory && Memory?
-i figure vm is ram but thats not possible sometimes...it exceeds 2GB
I play RuneScape most of the time i'm on the computer and i always keep an eye on the performance. Yesterday and the days before, everything was going good, cpu usage it was causing was between 30 and 60%, now it wont go below 70%. It's always 70-99% for some reason :s i have set settings for graphics to OpenGL (they were like that before too with no problem) and it started causing high cpu usage. If i set it to Safe Mode in graphics settings it gets 100%, I never tweaked the drivers, i have a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, i have the opengl thingies installed along with my nvidia driver. Ubuntu 10.10 32bit.
I am calling clock_gettime() function to get time with nano seconds accuracy. My program works fine on Ubuntu but have high CPU usage problem on CentOS 5. it takes 40% CPU on Ubuntu and 90% CPU on CentOS. Kindly give me solution so that I can reduce high CPU usage problem on CentOS. You can build this code like: "gcc -lrt gettime.c -o gettime.e"