Originally Posted by dumpe2fs
I have 512 MB SDRAM on my Toshiba A60 . FC6 running consuming most of the memory and even i stopped most of daemons and services free memory is only 5MB so my app. are running slow
Any suggestions ?
Are you sure its using that much memory for the system or is it just cache?
Do this in a terminal:
Mine looks like this:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1008 880 128 0 38 595
-/+ buffers/cache: 246 761
Swap: 1023 0 1023
That means Im only using 246MB of RAM. However 595MB is used for system cache which linux tries to use as much free RAM to cache things and frees cache when more system memory is needed. Not sure if that made sense. But, linux does this to make sure everything runs faster when you have free RAM to spare.