Xfce is very slow, part 2
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Tue Jan 14 22:39:55 CET 2014
On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM, Maximilien Noal
<noal.maximilien at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 14/01/2014 18:45, Allin Cottrell a écrit :
>>> Gesamt Belegt Frei Gemeinsam Puffer Cached
>>> Speicher: 1018104 905188 112916 0 191836 360764
>>> -/+ Puffer/Cache: 352588 665516
>>> Auslagerungsdatei: 1052220 175804 876416
>> This seems more relevant: you have about 90% of RAM in use and are well
>> into swap. With your system in that position I can see that it might take a
>> while to start up another big application. Maybe you're running something
>> that's gradually leaking memory.
> Huh ?
> Hartmut's computer has about 650 MB of free RAM (that's about the only
> useful figure in free's output : "real" free RAM + amout of RAM used for
> buffers and cache). I'd say that perfectly healthy.
Not near enough if you're using Opera (and do not reboot very often). It leaks
memory like hell, especially after a long browsing session with 10s or
100s of closed tabs. At the very least this is my experience as a
long-time user of Opera (under Xfce).
> Caches and buffers don't
> count, as they are only used by Linux to speed up the computer, and the
> memory used by them is freed as needed for programs.
> Furthermore, the 'free' program doesn't say anything about swap usage. For
> that, you'll have to run htop or gnome-system-monitor (and even then, it's
> only an estimation) or vmstat.
> Bottom line : 90 % of RAM usage is normal :
>> max-laptop% free -m
>> total used free shared buffers cached
>> Mem: 5859 5693 166 92 45 4249
>> -/+ buffers/cache: 1398 4461
>> Swap: 0 0 0
> And I have no swap, as it is useless with 6 GB of RAM.
>> Allin Cottrell
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