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Memory mapping files for a blazing fast webserver on Linux

Is there any simple way of telling Linux to keep a directory of files cached in memory? I realized that Node.Js and Apache are spending most time on file I/O, making users wait if you have a lot of ...
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How can i get Windows XP 64bit pro to recognise memory?

Looking for some help. We have a computer running Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 (supported till April lol). It is dealing with lots of video feeds in our organisation and it only had 4gig of ram. So in my ...
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msmdsrv.exe is taking 1.5 GB of memory? [closed]

I have a windows server and this server has 4 GB of memory. But the msmdsrv.exe is taking 1.5 GB of memory. What is that, and why is it doing this? How can I make it stop? This is a production ...
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1answer
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How can the Private Bytes of a process be significantly less than its effect on the system commit charge?

On a 64-bit Windows Server 2003, I can see using taskmgr or process explorer that the total commit charge is around 3.5GB, yet when I sum the Private Bytes consumed by each process (by running pslist ...
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4answers
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Minimal Windows 2008 or 2012 memory usage

What are the minimal memory usage for Windows 2008 & 2012 server editions? I'm referring to all things OS-related. The machine would be a VM with a dedicated web server software, that wouldn't ...
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1answer
62 views

How can I query or view the usage and ownerships of physical memory?

On Windows 7 and Windows 2008 SP2, how can I view who or what is using up my memory? In the task manager I can see the memory usage of user processes of me and other users, but there's always a gap ...
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1answer
557 views

Disadvantages of enabling 'Low Fragmentation Heap' LFH on Windows Server 2003? [closed]

I've been investigating an issue with a production Classic ASP website running on IIS6 which seems indicative of memory fragmentation. One of the suggestions of how to ameliorate this came from ...
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2answers
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is it possible to check how many DIMM slots are filled in a pc motherboard, remotely?

I am basically away from my office, but would like to check whether a pc (which has 4GB of RAM) has 4x 1GB DIMMs or 2x 2GB DIMMs. I am referring to a windows XP system. Is it possible to gather this ...
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1answer
58 views

32GB RAM aren't running well together but are same [closed]

I got 4x 8GB Ram. Two sets: CMZ16GZ3M2A1600C10 x2 CML16GZ3M2A1600C10R x 2 If I run them separate, everything work fine. System boot up in 4 seconds and everything is smooth in games and windows. ...
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2answers
889 views

Memory limit on PHP + Apache + Windows 32 bit?

I am considering using Apache 32-bit for a Moodle installation on a Windows 2008 R2 64-bit/16GB server. Since the available memory affects the number of concurrent of users that can be served, I was ...
0
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2answers
270 views

Configure redis to not have everything in memory?

I like redis because it lets me do operations on data structures. I wanted to see what would happen if i were to put more data into redis then i have for ram. So i wrote a loop that inserted 30k bytes ...
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1answer
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Reconciling vmware memory vs windows memory usage

I have a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit virtual machine on ESXi 4.1 host. The host reports that the virtual machine is actively using less than 1 GB of memory. But, in Windows it's reporting the machine is ...
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2answers
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High memory usage, where is it coming from?

I have a virtual machine (Windows 2008 Server R2 64 bit running on vmware esxi 4) with 6 GB of installed RAM. It's reporting 95% memory usage and close to 0% CPU. This server hosts some WCF services ...
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2answers
167 views

How can I prevent Windows Server 2003 from trimming a process's working set?

There are two different, though I believe related, issues I have with how Windows Server 2003 handles processes's working sets. First, there are GUI applications running on the console session whose ...
10
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2answers
583 views

How do you estimate how much memory to buy?

I have a custom server application that runs on Windows 2008 R2. It is a home grown Windows Service written in .Net supporting a number of custom terminals. I have a test machine that has a similar ...
2
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2answers
99 views

Tuning windows virtual memory/paging for a specific workload

I have a specific ram-intensive program I run which slows down my entire system for hours after each run - does the Windows NT 6.0/6.1 kernel have any tunables to encourage processes' working sets to ...
3
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1answer
325 views

How does the Windows /3gb switch relate to physical RAM?

I have a 32-bit Windows server with 4 GB of RAM. From reading various articles on the web, I reached the understanding that enabling the /3GB switch in boot.ini would mean that of my 4 GB of RAM, 3 ...
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1answer
272 views

Decreasing cached memory and increasing Free memory in RAM

I'm using Windows 2008 Server 64 bit, I've uploaded the snap shot of my task manager when minimum processes running. It shows Total memory 8190 MB Cached memory 4315 MB Free 3402 MB So ...
3
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2answers
354 views

How to map a folder to memory?

Is there a way to map a particular folder to memory? Say I have C:\somePath and I want that folder to be in memory at all times and maybe changes are dumped to HDD asynchronously without my notice. So ...
2
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2answers
1k views

What is more important to SQL 2008, RAM or CPU power?

I currently have a server which runs SSIS 2008 and SQL 2008. I want to improve the performance of the server and keep the performance of the server steady when SSIS is running. I have an SSIS package ...
2
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1answer
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Why Oracle 11g on windows default installation keeps increasing memory usage even when idle?

I installed Oracle 11g on my Windows XP 64 bit desktop with pretty much the default options. Now when I start the database, it just keeps increasing the memory usage few hundred KB at a time even when ...
2
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0answers
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Process Managment memory-leak in Windows Server x64?

After clean install and boot of OS Windows x64 I launched cmd.exe (any other exe) and closed it. Then I launch rammap.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ff700229.aspx). On the 2nd ...
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3answers
251 views

Why RAM usage is much bigger than Virtual Memory usage

I am running some tests on a very powerful machine ( 24GB RAM, Window 2008 64bit ) I checked my task manager: Physical memory: 98% ( RAM is 24GB ) But the totally "Memory(Private working set)" usage ...
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1answer
699 views

How to detect NX/XD bit under Windows

I'm trying to find a way to detect (using software) if the system I'm on has 'No eXecute' bit capability. Under Linux I would simply list the CPU features using /proc/cpuinfo but I found nothing in ...
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1answer
2k views

Page table fast growth

Not long ago I've spotted very interesting tool RamMap. I found on several servers running our x32 software that PAGE TABLE grows very quickly – 1.2 GB per day (of 10GB all). Also NONPAGED POOL grows ...
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760 views

SQL Server Enterprise Edition: Use more than 4GB of RAM on a 32 bit Machine?

I would like to install SQL Server 2008 on a 32 bit machine. I have read that it is possible with the SQL Server Enterprise edition to increase the memory over the 4GB? Is this true? Any ...
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1answer
228 views

Date of Recent RAM Upgrade (Optiplex 745 w/ XP Pro SP3)

Is there a way to find the date/time of a recent RAM upgrade? Would that be in any system, bios, or windows log files? Do any common programs automatically adjust setting upon seeing a new amount of ...
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Memory usage on Server 2008 keeps increasing without showing what is using the RAM

I have the following server Windows Storage Server 2008 x64 SP2 Xeon L5520 @ 2.27 12GB RAM DAS MD1000i running RAID10 15k SAS drives. It is running DFS as a file server for ~100 users Memory usage ...
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On Windows it's possible to monitor the hard faults for each process?

I'm tuning a production server that runs Windows Server 2003 SP2. I want to monitor the hard faults (read an write separately) for each process. Is it possible?
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How much RAM on a windows VPS (2003, 2008, 2008R2)

Right now I'm running Windows Server 2003 on a VPS with 640mb RAM and it works fine. I would like to upgrade OS to Windows Web Server 2008 or Windows Web Server 2008 R2. I understand that it is ...
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2answers
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Viewing SQL's cache RAM usage?

I hope this has a really simple solution, but I have a feeling it won't. I've not been able to find any information on this anywhere else, which isn't a good start! Basically we're running SQL Server ...
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How do I get SQL Server to release its memory?

I know SQL likes RAM, but releases it when Windows asks. I know this is how SQL is supposed to work. But I have a Windows Administrator who isn't convinced that SQL will actually return the RAM, and ...
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6answers
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Windows x86 physical memory is 24-bit?

I am reading the new book, Windows Internals 5 about memory management (chapter 9 in Physical Address Extension PAE section). It is mentioned "A 32-bit system represents physical addresses internally ...
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1answer
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How do I see what is allocated in my paged pool memory?

Here is a sample output of the !vm command in the kernel debugger of windbg.exe: *** Virtual Memory Usage *** Physical Memory: 259676 ( 1038704 Kb) Page File: \??\C:\pagefile.sys Current: ...
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Does the /3GB switch increase the user address space per process or total processes?

It was my understanding that it's per process, not the total processes. But according to Large memory support is available in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 2000 (KB283037): Typically, a ...
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How does Windows Server 2008 run on 1 GB Memory vs. 2003?

I lease a dedicated server (dual-core 2.1ghz, 1 GB Ram) for $120 per month. It's time to upgrade packages. I can either go up to a 2 GB memory package with an opteron processor, or I can stay with the ...
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Copying large file to remote server causes it to run out of physical memory

I have a strange issue that appears to have started recently. When I copy a large file (Approx 6GB) from my laptop to one of our older fileservers the server runs out of memory after a few seconds. ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to configure Oracle without Java support?

I've got an Oracle installation that I'm using on my Windows XP workstation to run tests against. I'm not using Oracle's Java support; is there any way to disable it? Or is that a good idea? My ...
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Share processor time between computers

I'm a developer and I use lots of applications gadgets. (I WORK ON WINDOWS) I have two computers (HP Dual Core (3.2Ghz) one with 512Mb and one with 1Gb RAM). So I work on both, but when I work I work ...
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32-bit Windows Server address > 4GB RAM - How?

This is news to me. I was always under the impression that 32-bit OS could only address 2^32 i.e. 4GB of RAM. Period. But what's this - ...
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2answers
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How to Increase RAM Limit of Windows Server 2008 Standard

I would like to be able to install 48GB of RAM in my server, but it seems Windows Server 2008 Standard limits me to 32GB. How do I install more RAM in my server?
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How to explain memory usage on Windows Server outside the list of running processes

I have a Windows 2003 Server running a bit slow where the commit charge and page file usage tick up and up until I eventually reboot. To fix this I need to find out what's consuming all the memory, ...
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8answers
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Get a history of CPU/memory usage

Is there someway to record Task Managers info about CPU and memory usage to examine later? Or an equivalent tool?
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7answers
2k views

graphic visualization of a process memory

Is there any tool that draws a graphic visualization of a process' memory? I'd like a graph showing the percentage of pages in physical memory and in the page file.
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7answers
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Are there any drawbacks of “/3Gb” switch in boot.ini for 32bit Windows?

Microsoft advices to use /3Gb switch in Boot.ini in order to get more memory for a process running on 32bit system. Currently I need a lot of memory for devenv process (Visual Studio 2008) because I ...
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8answers
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Should you disable page file with SSD?

I've been reading this question, and it has a lot of great information. But assuming you have more than enough ram, I think page file should be disabled on SSD to extend the life time. I know you ...
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3answers
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Virtual Machine memory usage not appearing in TaskManager

There's something about Windows memory management and it's relationship to TaskManager that I don't understand and I'm hoping someone can enlighten me. If I'm running a virtual machine (doesn't ...
3
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4answers
614 views

What size relative to amount of memory should the page file be (in Windows Server 2008)?

I have heard the old advice for Windows NT 4 which, if memory serves, was a rule of thumb "memory size plus 12 MB" (so that a complete dump could be written to disk). Does anybody have any ...
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6answers
4k views

Under Windows, what is a processes “working set”?

To date I haven't had a satisfactory answer to this question, but I am constantly gob-smacked by the obscene number under the "Working Set" column in Sysinternals Process Explorer. Can someone define ...
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6answers
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How to find memory usage of individual Windows services?

Task Manager shows the overall memory usage of svchost.exe. Is there a way to view the memory usage of individual services? Note this is similar to ...