The amount of memory required by a program or the system for a specific task.

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How do we find out what is causing high cache usage on our server?

Every Friday from about 22:00 our server starts using large amounts of cache and then dies about two hours later. Please look at the following Cacti graph. We tried hunting processes which use ...
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Docker + Apache, how does memory usage work?

Let's say I have a docker host set up with 50 containers each running a site served by Apache. As I understand it each container will have an Apache instance running and typically each Apache ...
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KVM - Changing Memory of Guests Live

I have a KVM guest that I would like to dynamically change the memory allocation of. At the moment, to change the memory of the guest, I have to run: sudo virsh edit $GUEST_DOMAIN Then change the ...
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Single TCP-CLOSE_WAIT connection brings down application till restart

Recently found a behaviour where my application had a connection in TCP Close_wait state till the app was restarted (after about 5 hours). But during this period the SUnreclaim space was also ...
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JVM process resident set size “equals” max heap size, not current heap size

After a few reading about jvm memory (here, here, here, others I forgot...), I am expecting the resident set size of my java process to be roughly equal to the current heap space capacity. That's not ...
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Debug unstable Apache server under Debian

Since yesterday my Apache server that runs on a Debian machine runs very unstable. Sometiems my websites load and sometimes not. I think it has to do with the memory since my Apache log is full of ...
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SSHFS mounts use too much memory

I have 21 SSHFS mounts from a Debian server to another one. The servers are on a 1Gbps LAN. When I mount these 21 FS, 675 MB of real memory (not buffer nor cache) are allocated on the server mounting ...
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Apache2 using up all my memory and stalling my wordpress instance (mysql)

Environment Ubuntu 12.04 / 1GB RAM / 40GB DISK / 1 CPU (RACKSPACE) Wordpress 3.9 mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.38, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.2 Apache2 mod_php5 mod_rewrite When ...
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High memory usage windows 2008

I have a Windows server with 32 GB RAM, which is running sqlserver and tomcat. In resource monitor it show more than 95% memory usage, but when I searched in processes all process, each process is ...
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Reduce Gitlab memory footprint

I'm currently running both a Gitlab instance (v6.7.3) and a Ghost-powered personal blog on a DigitalOcean VPS with 512mb (lowest end), served by nginx. Until just recently I was unable to run both, ...
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What is using all of my memory on Ubuntu 12.04?

I keep getting alarms from Rackspace telling me that my memory usage is too high, but I can't seem to find the culprit. I ran top SHIFT + M to see top output sorted by memory, and this is what I get ...
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Odd Suhosin memory alerts

I am getting a lot of odd suhosin alerts in my syslog. The following are example entries: Jun 9 08:46:11 suhosin[9764]: ALERT - script tried to increase memory_limit to 2145386496 bytes which is ...
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Server Memory with Magento

I have a cloud server with the following specifications: 2vCPUs 4G RAM 160GB Disk Space Network 400Mb/s System Image: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am only running Magento CE 1.7.0.2 on this server. Nothing ...
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Slow disks but lots of RAM - optimization tips?

I have a Windows Server 2012 with rather slow hard-drives BUT with a lot of RAM and I can't change that (it's an Amazon EC2 actually). What can I do to optimize performance? I have 16 GB of physical ...
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Apache 2.2 eventually using all memory (worker mpm)

I'm tuning up a Apache 2.2 server (it's shared with MySQL + Courier + Mongo + Postgre). The server is bare metal (no virtualizataion) with 2 quad-core Xeon (total 16 core) and 12GB ECC RAM (upgrading ...
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check a vps guest memory usage and CPU usage

I have vps guests that are managed by KVM and libvirt. Using virt-df, I am able to check the real disk usage of each vps guest. #virt-df [--options] -d domname Is there a similar utility tool to ...
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PostgreSQL v9.3.4 memory usage Issue on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have DB of size ~16GB Windows Server 2008 R2 (up to date). We moved from Postgres v9.2.4 to Postgres v9.3.4 and now Postgres v9.3.4 memory usage is growing until is takes all the windows physical ...
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how to determine who is using the slabs?

Is there any way to figure out who or what is allocating size-256 slabs, like in the slabtop output below? I had to reboot a server yesterday that had 5G out of 8G RAM in size-256 slabs and was ...
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Linux meminfo “Buffers” takes more than 10% total memory? [duplicate]

I noticed that meminfo - Buffers occupies significant amount of RAM on some servers in my work environment. I'd like to know what is exactly is "Buffers" and why it takes that much amount of RAM. ...
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Memory consumption of ASP.Net app

I'm migrating an existing ASP.Net (MVC3) application to a new server. The primary reason is to migrate to IIS 7.5/Windows 2008 while it's currently on IIS 6/Windows 2003. The new server has 8GB of ...
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memory maxed out, but top not showing processes using this memory

I have a server that has 2GB ram and is running on MediaTemple's DV managed server, which uses CentOS. The command free -m gives this following: total used free shared ...
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lsass.exe uses 2.4GB of memory when resolving a web page

I have a user who has been noticing slowdowns with his machine frequently. When investigating his system (Windows Server 2008 R2) processes, we saw that lsass.exe was using 2.4GB of memory. A reboot ...
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Monitoring and reporting on page faults to determine memory issues

I'm in the process of configuring a performance monitor(s) against all servers in my domain. I'm using WhatsUp Gold 16.2 to send an alert when we reach certain thresholds. I recently read an article ...
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Tracking memory problems

I'm experiencing some trouble with my Windows Server 2008. We're using it for hosting a bunch (~50) of Web GIS applications on IIS. This setup usually works very well, but when certain applications ...
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How to determine what memory was freed

We have a somewhat complex LAMP stack running a variety of websites using Litespeed instead of Apache on Centos 5. Once everything is up and running, the memory usage of the system is fairly ...
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Varnish Hangs Every 1-3 Days After Websocket Implementation

After implementing a varnish -> nginx -> nodejs websocket pipeline (previously we had been using iptables to port forward), we started experiencing a freeze in varnish every 1-3 days. Checking some of ...
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No buffers in memory. What it means?

This is a memory stats from my VPS (OpenVZ). $ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 800 405 394 0 0 405 -/+ ...
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Cannot start machine in Hyper-V - “Not Enough Memory in the system to start the virtual machine”

I have a Window 8.1 host trying to start a virtual machine through Hyper-V. The VM is configure to use 10GB of RAM, I have 16GB, it should start but it doesn't. Instead I get the message '{VM ...
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High CPU usage in RHEL machine

I have RHEL machine that runs postgres-9.1 database. In a particular time, sar output shows as follows: Refer link for snapshot: http://imgur.com/gKcOhOX,vNwTpwC#0 where as %user is high between ...
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Mysql running out of memory

I am having a lot of trouble with mysql eating too much ram on a small machine and am looking for some help in figuring out why it is eating so much. I have a small virtual machine with 256MB of RAM ...
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limit memory usage of users on windows server 2008 r2

We have an IBM server in our research lab with Windows server 2008 R2 OS. Six users log in and use software like MATLAB or R and run their codes. When a bad program takes up too much RAM or CPU usage, ...
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When does Linux run out of memory? [duplicate]

I'm trying to establish why a process keeps unexpectedly stopping, and one possibility is that the server is running out of memory, but I'm not sure I understand memory and Linux properly. Take the ...
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Something eats all memory on my server, but it is NOT fs cache

I had several times received notifications from my monitoring system about 98% memory. I ran top and counted only around 60% memory used if I sum memory column. After several hours memory usage was ...
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What does Zabbix message “Free disk space is less than XX% on volume Shared memory” mean?

I use Zabbix to monitor my environment. The Zabbix server warns me with the following message: "Free disk space is less than 20% on volume Shared memory" Can someone explain "volume Shared memory" ...
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find out which memory pages are owned by kernel

I can obtain a wonderful memory map of all processes with the Linux command pmap $(ps -A | awk '{print $1}'|grep -v PID) | sort | grep \^0 It looks like ... 00007fd6dbf45000 4K rw--- ...
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Exchange store.exe memory spiking bewteen midnight and 6AM

I have a windows server 2003 R2 64bits SP2 with Exchange Server 2007 installed. The server has 12GB of ram and during the night, always between 12PM and 6AM, the memory usage spikes to 100% with ...
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KVM under CentOS, swap exhausted, physical memory available

I've had a test CentOS KVM host running for about a week now with 3 CentOS guests. There's 12GB physical RAM with about 7.5GB actually allocated to VMs. These VMs aren't even being used yet as the ...
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Why is RAM usage so high on an idle server? [duplicate]

I'm investigating a server used for scientific data analysis. It's running RHEL 6.4 It has almost 200GB of RAM. It's been running very slowly for users via SSH, and after some poking around I quickly ...
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Stack , data and address space limits on an Ubuntu server

I am running an Ubuntu server which has around 5000 users. The users are allowed to SSH in to the system. So in order to cap the memory used up by a process I have capped the address space limits ...
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kiB memory of physical ram (linux)

How can I find amount of physical memory on linux. Background: I want to be sure, that the sum of all kvm machines, don't use more RAM than available. I can find the kiB sum like this: for dom in ...
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Understanding Memory Usage and Numbers in Linux

I have a web server running Apache that has some interesting numbers for memory usage. Looking at top I have the following memory information Mem: 11679976k total, 10917568k used, 762408k free, ...
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MySQL Crashing and failing to restart

MySQL seems to be crashing, normally later in the day but I can't see why! It says out of memory but there is loads of free ram and no swap space being used. I'm using Azure. Here is the log: Oct 3 ...
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How do I configure Linux to use less memory for caching?

I have a follow up question to 377448, but not enough rep to comment there. Before I get dinged for asking the same dumb question, let me say I've been reading a lot of similar posts and answers ...
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GUEST MEM - VMWARE [closed]

I am reviewing an esxi 4.1 host memory usage I would like to lower some of the memory usage on some virtual machines. For example here I have a windows 2003 server This server is using 1GB Ram one ...
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slow website load and high memory usage

my site has been slowed down last couple of days ... some image doesn't show up ... i got 408 Request Time-out: Server timeout waiting for the HTTP request from the client couple of times which ...
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Running out of memory, or running out of disk space?

I'm running a database loading process (osm2pgsql) which is failing: Processing: Node(17404k 148.8k/s) Way(1351k 6.38k/s) Relation(9520 29.94/s)way_done failed: ERROR: could not extend file ...
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Apache thread MEMORY Usage

I am facing an issue over the site i am working on, even in very low load of around 10-20 page views per second, the CPU usage maxes out, with all cores running at 100% plus the apache thread memory ...
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When using alias in NGiNX is the content of the file called loaded on the RAM?

When I load a static file via alias does it load the whole file into the RAM and then sends it to the user or is it stream directly to the user? I am wandering because I have a server with 250MB of ...
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mysql becomes unresponsive at same time every day

My server goes down every day at same time. I found that the issue was due to mysql. I tried show processlist; and found that data base was entering in to sleep mode. I saw there was so many inserts ...
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How large is my ZFS dedupe table at the moment?

I have read a lot of information about planning RAM requirements forZFS deduplication. I've just upgraded my file server's RAM to support some very limited dedupe on ZFS zvols which I cannot use ...