Synonym for: RAM - Acronym for: Random Access Memory, a type of computer data storage.

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Is memtester a good command line memory test?

I have spent awhile looking for a memory testing tool that works from the command line, and have been unable to find anything besides memtester (http://pyropus.ca/software/memtester/). Eventually ...
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How to increase swap space on a live server [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 14.04, the swap file has to be increased as the memory and swap usage are reaching 100% usage. On a live production server, can the swap be increased with minimal disruption to the service? ...
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Interpreting ipmitool ser list memory errors

I'm purchasing some second hand servers, which the seller has given me remote access to. Running ipmitool [..] ser list, they seem clean other than these repeated a few months ago on each: [..] | ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 - What type of memory do I have? [duplicate]

My Windows Server is running on 3gb of memory right now, and I would like to upgrade to 16gb. However, I don't know what type of memory to buy. I know that the notches in the physical RAM are ...
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Growing OS cache in RAM causing high system CPU usage

Long question, so please bare with me: I'm having a weird issue with a server that I've never seen before. On a machine with ~30G of RAM with an application that takes ~10G (spread across hundreds of ...
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Cisco 7604 router runs out of memory when loading the IOS image, yet runs a different image with similar reqs

I am experiencing an unusual memory issue with a Cisco 7604 router, specifically the memory on the Supervisor Engine (SUP32-GE-3B) and how it pertains to IOS requirements. I was preparing the router ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G7 All DIMM indicator lights amber

I am currently doing a RAM upgrade on an HP proliant DL360 G7 server. After installing the new RAM (18x 8GB KTH-PL316E/8G) the LED indicator lights for every single DIMM turned amber and the health ...
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Startup Memory in Hyper-V dynamic Memory for IIS 7.5

I recently setup a 2012 server core with hyper-v. I then installed server core 2008 R2 as a client. Installed IIS and started hosting an internal website. I started running throughput tests and found ...
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PowerEdge R210 Memory Upgrade

I have a Dell PowerEdge R210 II running with 2GB of memory. I wanted to upgrade the memory to 10GB as I am running ESXi on the machine. I purchased an ECC RAM (2 x 4GB) which allows me to get the RAM ...
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How can we calculate a processes' contribution to “commit” (/proc/meminfo “Committed_AS”)

We are seeing a "leak" in "commit" over time, and need to track the offending process(es). RSS ("used" memory") isn't leaking, but the commit is, and its causing the kernel to behave very cruelly ...
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lxc - java out of memory issues

I have a set of virtual machines on lxc container that run Ubuntu 14.04. All share same host and some of them are currently experiencing problems with java. Running java -version throws OutOfMemmory ...
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centos + php leak memory, but where?

I have a big php cronjob that run every 20minutes. After each execution the RAM memory used by the virtual server increase and not properly free once the script is terminated! But why? The memory ...
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CentOS only detecting 50% of ram on IBM Server

I have IBM server with 16 GB RAM installed. Initially it showed 16 GB with free | grep Mem | awk '{print $2}' but now it shows only 8116136 but it must show 16439208 When I do dmidecode ...
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How does vm.overcommit_memory work?

When I use the default settings: vm.overcommit_memory = 0 vm.overcommit_ratio = 50 I can read these values from /proc/meminfo file: CommitLimit: 2609604 kB Committed_AS: 1579976 kB But ...
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xen: domu require more memory than mem-set size

Assume that we have install two guest os in xen, named dom1 and dom2. Now, I start the dom1 and dom2, and both are configured with max-mem=4096M; note that my physical memory is 16GB. While dom1 and ...
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Unusually high nfs_inode_cache

My server is experiencing a high usage of nfs_inode_cache = 11G , im trying to figure out what's consuming all this , i know already that directories with large numbers of entries and deep directory ...
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Unexplained high memory usage [duplicate]

My server started being unable to spawn PHP instances to respond to HTTP requests as there wasn't enough available RAM. Free -m shows a reasonable amount left, but top and PS don't seem to be able to ...
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Dell R610 memory configuration for all 12 slots

I purchased 12 sticks of RAM on eBay to go into a Dell R610 server. The RAM is ECC REG PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 yet when I occupy all 12 slots with this ram I get the following error on boot: MEMORY ...
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Why does oracle vbox virtual memory differ when VMs do the same thing and are clones of each other?

I am running a large box with 11 instances of 64-bit Ubuntu 14. MemTotal: 50 Gb CPUs: 8 CPUs are pretty much 100% all day long. Memory is at about 60%. Swap not getting hit. Little bewildered by ...
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lvresize: command not found - RedHat

No search results on google for this. So i am really confused now. I am trying to increase the swap space and lvresize says command not found. Please Help !! using RedHat 64bit
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TCP Server Memory management: #Connections Vs. #Requests

Given that, there is no theoretical limit to number of concurrent TCP connections a Windows 2008 server can handle. Only thing will happen is, with each connection there will be memory consumption in ...
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Mysql crashing, oom-killer, out of memory, tuning issues?

I just moved all of my websites to a new server with 4GB RAM. Almost immediately, mysql started crashing, and at one point, didn't reboot which caused a major outage (since I didn't notice until ...
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Loading a big database dump into PostgreSQL using cat

I have a pair of very large (~17 GB) database dumps that I want to load into postgresql 9.3. After installing the database packages, learning more or less how to use them, and fiddling around a little ...
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False flag multibit errors on highest populated DIMM socket on second CPU of Sunfire x2200. Faulty CPU or faulty motherboard?

I'm testing 2GB ECC Registered DIMMs in a Sunfire x2200. Recently the system event log (SEL) began logging Multibit Errors on the highest populated DIMM socket on CPU1. With 8 DIMMs on CPU1, the SEL ...
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In a HP server, can low voltage DIMMS and standard voltage DIMMs be mixed?

We are adding RAM to a HP Proliant DL380 G7 and were shipped standard voltage DIMMS. We have pre-installed some low voltage DIMMS. Is it acceptable to mix DIMM voltage in general? Is it advised? A ...
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Why drop caches in Linux?

In our servers we have a habit of dropping caches at midnight. sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches When I run the code it seems to free up lots of RAM, but do I really need to do that. ...
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Linux page cache slows down IO on dual cpu server with 64GB ram

I have a massive problem with the linux page cache which slows down the IO. For instance if I copy a lvm partition with dd, linux cache the data in the buffers or caches (free –m). That is not the ...
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Solr 4.5 uses too much memory on consequent queries, GC runs causing timeouts

There is a index on Solr 4.5 which contains ~50K documents taking ~4Gb on disk. Physical RAM available to JVM is 6Gb (out of total 10Gb on server), OS is 64bit CentOS 5. One of the applications ...
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ECC CE (Correctable Error) occuring every 5 minutes exactly

On one of our computing nodes I am getting ECC CE (correctable errors). What is a little bit peculiar about is is that errors are not massive, just a single occurrence exactly every 5 minutes. ...
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Docker memory leak?

I'm running Docker 0.9.0 uname -a Linux 3.11.0-18-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 18 21:11:14 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have 40 containers running at once. Each container is fairly ...
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yum update MemoryError 1G memory free

I am trying to do yum update and getting "MemoryError". The server (OpenVZ box) has 2G RAM and Percona MySQL server running with 1G InnoDB buffer configured. The OS is CentOS 6.5, kernel ...
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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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Is it possible to make KVR800D2D4P6 memory work on Intel DQ45CB

We have a self-made Intel DQ45CB based server/workstation in a server case in a datacenter. The system works just fine for it's purposes, but would do perfectly with a small memory upgrade. I've ...
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Can EC2 instances dynamically add RAM while running?

This would help contribute to 0 downtime for me if possible. As far as I know it is not possible, but wanted to be sure.
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Which settings schould be changed to lower apache CPU usage and use more RAM?

On our CentOS 6 server, we have now a lot of CPU overload, while our RAM is almost not used. KeepAlive is set to "on" because we have some AJAX elements on your website and serving many files such as ...
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Benefits to having a sole email VPS server

I have around 5 websites hosted in a VPS server, and for some reason I bought another VPS server recently just to host the emails for those 5 websites. I would like to know the pros and cons of having ...
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top and htop disagree on memory usage, but swap is being used on GlusterFS server. Can this be improved?

If I run free -m, top and htop, I get different memory uses. The system is also using a small amount of swap. I understand from this question why they are reporting different values (some of the data ...
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Is it possible to see the RAM units configuration on HP ProLiant DL380 G5

I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server in the datacenter running Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to think about upgrading RAM on this server and decide on configuration of RAM units I am going to ...
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linux oops message, is memory address virtual or physical?

In this error message: BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff8804c001fade Is ffff8804c001fade the physical memory address or virtual memory address?
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how to set up shared memory and make it available?

I try to setup shared memory for Sybase ASE 12.5 on CentOS. My server has 17G memory, I want to make 14G (=17-1-2)available for sybase. (1G for os, 2G for ramdisk 14 = 17-1-2). here is the info: ...
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Why is my server swapping at all?

Munin shows ram that is doing nothing most of the time. But swapping still happens. Quite regularly actually, bogging down the hdd. Or am I seeing the ram graph in the wrong way? How would I go ...
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LImiting overall memory usage for child processes

I have a long-running script that launches several child processes on a Linux machine with 8GB of memory. After a few hours of running, it takes up nearly 90% of memory, and this makes other services, ...
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Read in effective RAM usage on Linux

I'm running some programs on *nix inside of a container and I'm attempting to closely calculate the amount of RAM my process is using. It is my understanding that this information should be under ...
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Amazon ec2 - Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap

I don't have any experience of working with servers, so please explain your answer in detail or provide a link to support your answer. I want to restart server and executing command for that gives ...
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can Iowait cause significant RAM consumption increase

I have a node.js process running continuously on a linux EC2 instance, it extracts data and stores it in mysql. Some reads are also performed on the database. The process can run well during hours or ...
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PHP exec “unable to fork” intermittent error on CentOS VPS

Using: PHP 5.5.10 nginx 1.5.10 Centos 6.5 a xen-based 4GB VPS My site uses encrypted paypal buttons. This encryption is done by the following code: $openssl_cmd = "($OPENSSL smime -sign -signer ...
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Security Log eating RAM

I've been troubleshooting some hellacious memory issues on a lot of servers in my domain as of late. I recently found this program called RAMMap from Sysinternals and it showed that my entire ...
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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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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 ...