Red Hat / Fedora :: System Is Eating More Memory And The Usage Is Keep On Increasing And At Particular Time

May 5, 2011

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.

1) Top
2) ps -eo pcpu,pmem,user,args


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Top Command output (truncated)
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Tasks: 599 total, 3 running, 596 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
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