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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:27:02 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: RAM/Memory resources on 7 STABLE
Message-ID:  <20090116182702.67853017@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <4970C565.1000304@njit.edu>
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On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:35:33 -0500
Tim Kellers <kellers@njit.edu> wrote:


> I've never noticed this (the slow decline of Free) before on any
> machine I've had.  Maybe that just means it has happened and I
> haven't noticed it, but I don't know.

FreeBSD has worked like that for a long time, it doesn't free memory as
long as there's a better use for it. It just maintains a few percent
free for interrupt handling. 

It's in the FAQ.



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