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    12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    Hello,

    I've installed indicator-multiload and two days ago it showed
    Mem: 1.4Gb
    Cache: 120K

    today it shows:
    Mem: 1.4GB
    Cache: 6.4GB

    so cache memory is growing fast even though I shutdown all my applications. I am sure reboot will help but I do not want to reboot every two days.

    1. What exactly cache memory is here? I assume that's when it's not enough RAM then kernel writes some code and data to swap area - am I right?

    2. Is it a memory leak? Is it Ubuntu memory leak or is it indicator-multiload memory leak?

    Thanks!
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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    Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    I gave up with that indicator as it was always a bit buggy. Especially reporting net traffic.

    I find conky much more reliable. Even as well as linux manages memory that cache number is weird.

    From a terminal what does free -m show.
    Last edited by philinux; November 24th, 2012 at 07:39 PM.

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    Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    I see, thanks, I'll remove it.
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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    Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    Post back with the results.

    Code:
    free -m

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    Lightbulb Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    Actually, the cache number is perfectly fine.

    People need to either learn how modern OS's manage memory or quit looking at it.

    Linux (and Windows, and every other modern OS) will cache files in memory as they are read from disk. This is completely normal. That way, if that data is needed again, it does NOT have to be read from the disk again.

    If a program needs the memory, it is immediately available (cache == free).

    Please read this: http://www.linuxatemyram.com/

    P.S. This is the single most posted question on these forums.
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    Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Post back with the results.

    Code:
    free -m
    :~$ free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 7912 7453 458 0 143 5903
    -/+ buffers/cache: 1407 6505
    Swap: 9535 0 9535
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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    Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    @Slim Odds thanks for the link.
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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    Smile Re: 12.04 Unity and indicator-multiload memory leak?

    Quote Originally Posted by vincegata View Post
    @Slim Odds thanks for the link.
    You're quite welcome vincegata
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