different memory estimates

Brian J. Tarricone brian at tarricone.org
Sun Jun 28 22:54:38 CEST 2009

On Jun 28, 2009, at 11:12, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com>  

> Dear all,
> Today I've noticed that xfce4-systemload and xfce4-taskmanager report
> different memory consumption estimations. Although the former
> currently reports 348 MB, the latter will report 333 MB with option
> "show memory used by cache as free" set, and 465 MB with the option
> unset.
> Which one should be believed? Thank you

Hmm, that's a little odd. Try looking at /proc/meminfo.  You'll have  
to do some math to subtract out buffers and cache from the used memory  
figure, but that should be accurate. I'm not sure offhand where either  
plugin gets its information though. The source should tell you.


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