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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:26:40 -0500
From:      Tim Kellers <timothyk@wallnet.com>
To:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: RAM/Memory resources on 7 STABLE
Message-ID:  <4970DF70.7040504@wallnet.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090116182702.67853017@gumby.homeunix.com>
References:  <4970C565.1000304@njit.edu> <20090116182702.67853017@gumby.homeunix.com>

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Thanks to all who responded. I am familiar with the FAQ and what it says 
about memory handling. This is my first time with installed RAM over 8 
Gig in an AMD environment so I was just making sure there wasn't 
something going on that looked odd to anyone else.

Tim


RW wrote:
> 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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