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Is this server using too much RAM or virtual memory ? (screen attached) [closed]

I have a VPS with 512MB of ram 40GB storage 1CPU, I run a small domain parking service on it. It is on CentOS, MySQL, Apache, etc. Now my hosting provider claims that my server is putting too much ...
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How to interpret increasing SHR reported by top?

The man page for top defines SHR as: t: SHR -- Shared Mem size (kb) The amount of shared memory used by a task. It simply reflects memory that could be potentially shared with other ...
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How do you measure the memory footprint of a set of forked processes?

Say I've got a process using 200MB of memory, and it fork()s: python -c "import os; data='x'*200000000; os.fork(); raw_input()" Programs like 'top' will show each process using 200MB, with very ...
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How to sort top result on virtual memory on Redhat Linux?

There is an interactive key "M" to sort by memory, which seems to be sorting on resident memory. Is there a way to sort on virtual memory? I happen to be working on Redhat Linux, but the question is ...