out of memory

Asked by mustang

I run mySQL for database program. When the program finished it's work. They use a lot of memory and until remain used memory therefore when I use another program that mean I have a little memory to use , and my computer run slowly. Coud you answer me how to gain my used memory, and how to automatic recover used memory. Ex. I have 2 GB of memory, when I run and stop all program I have 52 MB of memory retain.

  Thanks for your kinds.

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midnightflash (midnightflash) said :

That's a normal behavior. Linux doesn't waste ram. It keeps a lot of things in the cache after a program-close, so that if the program is reopened it starts a lot faster.
Nonetheless... if the ram is needed by another program it will be freed anyway.

So... no problem. Just the normal way.

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Ishan A B Ambanwela (ishanaba) said :

up to this point no memory optimizer found in linux and also u should take in to account most of memory optimizers stuff seems gimmicky.In practical the best memory user is linux!

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