Strange memory issue(?) with 6850

Dominique.GARNIER at Dominique.GARNIER at
Fri Mar 2 06:52:16 CST 2007

Yes this is the kind of stuff i tried but:

If i sum all the process VSZ and RSS size that way i got:

1.74Go VSZ 
109Mo RSS 
on a problematic server 

1.57Go VSZ
115Mo RSS
on a server displaying around 8Go

This are the free outputs corresponding to the two servers:

 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       8158444    3250048    4908396          0     277808
-/+ buffers/cache:    2137024    6021420
Swap:      6265340          0    6265340

  total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       8158444     634176    7524268          0      32220
-/+ buffers/cache:     149064    8009380
Swap:      6265340          0    6265340

Am i missing something?

-----Original Message-----
From: catam [mailto:gogu at] 
Sent: vendredi 2 mars 2007 12:35
To: GARNIER Dominique
Cc: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Strange memory issue(?) with 6850

I would check with ps axuOv ps axuOr (sort by vsize/rss)

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Dominique.GARNIER at wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm completely clueless about what's happening there. When i type a 
> free in some of our 6850 (Redhat Enterprise 4 AS U4 smp kernel x86_64 
> fully patched) i have something looking like the following:

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