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    RAM conservation and process reduction

    I have a machine dedicated to only one function, but the machine lacks RAM, and I've ruled down a small performance issue to a lack of RAM. I run ubuntu-server, and the only things I had to apt-get was ia32libs and mono for another program that uses the internet. Other than that, I don't use anything else on it. What processes can I safely disable, and/or completely uninstall, without negatively affecting the running of my system?

    If I need to post a list of my processes, how can I do it via terminal?

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    The command ps will show processes and you can make a text file of a list if needed with ps -e > processes.txt

    See man ps for details.
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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    Once I've made the file, how can I upload it from the terminal?

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    Quote Originally Posted by hiig View Post
    Once I've made the file, how can I upload it from the terminal?
    type in.

    Code:
    pastebinit processes.txt
    then copy the link created in your next post.

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    Hi

    Sorry for the rest that I step in - it's interesting which processes you are running but in case of memory related questions you should post the output of top or better vmstat.

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    Had to do a bit of googling to figure out how, but I got it quick enough: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6184788/

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    Looks like mono is hogging the cpu for sure. Post back what vmstat displays in the terminal.

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    High CPU and RAM usage is expected on mono. That's fine. I just need to know if there are any other processes that are useless.

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    Re: RAM conservation and process reduction

    Quote Originally Posted by hiig View Post
    High CPU and RAM usage is expected on mono. That's fine. I just need to know if there are any other processes that are useless.
    Have you got a swap partition. That might help.

    What does vmstat report.

    If you look at your pastebin from post 7 the top 4 are mono and if you look down the list there is nothing else of consequence. Unless my eyes deceive me.

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