Thread: physical memory usage: reduce

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    physical memory usage: reduce

    Help me to find utilite to monitor physical memory usage for given application. Namely i want to see it reduction after calling
    madvise(..., MADV_DONTNEED) on MAP_ANONYMOUS memory space.

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    madvise(2) - Linux manual page
    Quote Originally Posted by the manual page
    The kernel is free to ignore the advice.
    The kernel might just bump that address range to the top of the list of pages to be next swapped out, but I doubt it would actively start a flurry of paging activity just on that basis. What happens next is surely in reaction to the demands of other processes on the machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by man page for ps
    rss RSS resident set size, the non-swapped physical memory that a task has used (in kiloBytes). (alias rssize, rsz).

    vsz VSZ virtual memory size of the process in KiB (1024-byte units). Device mappings are currently excluded; this is subject to change. (alias vsize).
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