I'm running OpenSuse 11 on an HP proliant server with 8G of RAM, occasionally the gnome desktop [whatever is current version]
After a while it will just run out of RAM, there will be like 6 or 700k left available and all the running services don't account for what's missing. If I shut down services in order of physical memory used I still don't find that missing ram till I reboot....
It's a development server - so I can knock it around a bit... but it's kinda irritating having to reboot it periodically...
Anyway - here are the main [important] services in order of :
coldfusion 9 [java] Mysql 5 Apache 2
Postfix samba fetchmail
Gome - occasionally
I was wondering if there were any known issues with suse or any of the services that can cause sucha severe memory issue - generally all those services running should not add up to more than 2G.
Here's what I get after a reboot:
suse:~ # free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8192796 1661360 6531436 0 45444 1164404 -/+ buffers/cache: 451512 7741284 Swap: 8384508 0 8384508
the memory problems seem to start only after running Gnome.....