Linux – How to check memory usage


linux, linux check memory usage, check memory usage, memory usageIf you are running Linux on a low memory machine, then you’d probably want to know how to check memory usage. Once you check your memory usage, you will know where your memeory being used, so you can turn off those service that you do not use.

There are few ways to check memory usage in Linux. By using the command below you will be able to check your linux memory usage:-

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  • /proc/meminfo contain all your memory usage information:-
    type: cat /proc/meminfo and you will get:-
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  • vmstat display memory usage in summary mode:-
    type: vmstat and you will get
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  • free command:-
    type: free or free -m
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    free -m is to show memory in MB
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8 Responses to “Linux – How to check memory usage”

  1. C says:

    James,
    I’d assume it’s because you are 12m short of 1024, which it would count as a gig.

  2. Jen says:

    Thanks for the post! I got what I needed and very helpful! 😀

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  4. Rao says:

    Good, I got what i am looking for.

  5. I have one gigabyte of memory (two 512 chips). I just did free -g to display memory in gigabytes, and it comes up with total memory zero. When I do free -m is says I have total memory 1012. Very strange.
    Free -V says procps version 3.2.7

  6. Fatt Ko says:

    How to check each individual process which taking how much shared memory?

  7. Linux – How to check memory usage – Techie Corner…

    If you are running Linux on
    a low memory machine,
    then you’d probably
    want to know how to check
    memory usage. Once you
    check your memory usage,
    you will know where your
    memeory being used, so
    you can turn off those
    service that you do not
    use. Th…

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