I have a new system running under VMware, and I'm just trying to make sense of the memory use.
In vSphere client, it shows me active using 335,544 KB:
However, linux shows me using 3,146,148 KB:
root@PFDEV-SVN:~# free -k total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 4118636 3146148 972488 0 477216 1268364 -/+ buffers/cache: 1400568 2718068 Swap: 6040400 0 6040400
Why is this so different? Am I just reading this incorrectly?
This is Ubuntu 9.10, without vmware tools installed, running on an ESXi server.