The amount of Ram being used increases for no reason.

Asked by Andrew on 2011-01-13

Ok, i've been wondering why in the hell my ram usage is increasing to 200MB even with nothing on,
i boot up and im usally around 125MB-150MB, sometimes i'll open Firefox and ill be at 200MB or more,
THEN when i CLOSE firefox, im still stuck at 200MB or more...
How am i using 200MB if i Closed firefox?
my ram should go back to being low..not staying the same as if i never ended firefox..
and sometimes ill use Swap even if my memory isnt even HALF its limit..

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Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #1

Linux holds closed programs's data in unused RAM to launch them faster, if used again. This data gets deleted if other programs need the memory space.

RAM usage of 100% is desired and usual.

bcbc (bcbc) said : #2

I've noticed similar problems on 10.10. Just running a web browser slowly consumes all memory.
Then when I try to hibernate - it fails the first time with 'insufficient memory'. If I attempt to hibernate a second time it succeeds, and when I boot again from hibernation the memory usage is minimal again - same programs running (obviously).

I don't think this is normal behaviour.

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