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When I click on Resource Monitor in the Task Manager on my Windows Server 2008 machine, I see a few sections. When I click on memory, I see a few columns defining types of memory.

Commit, Working Set, and Private

For example, for MySQL Server...

Commit = 191MB, Working Set = 33MB, and Private = 28MB.

What do these mean?

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Working set:

Working set is the subset of virtual pages that are resident in physical memory only; this will be a partial amount of pages from that process.

Private working set:

The private working set is the amount of memory used by a process that cannot be shared among other processes

Commit size:

Amount of virtual memory that is reserved for use by a process.

And at microsoft.com you can find more details about other memory types.

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