If a process wants to access a memory address that is not in physical memory, the OS outsources a page frame from physical memory to the hard drive for later use. Where on the hard drive is this data ...
I'm running a desktop system that quite regularly suffers from lack of memory, this prompted me to investigate what causes the issue in the first place. Problem is, there's no single process that ...
When we run top command it shows all the processes information. But under VIRT column there is m written against some values what does that m represents, is it MB . If yes then why it is only showing ...
I read somewhere that (at least since Linux v. 2.6) all user-space code is placed at load address 0x8048000 in the virtual memory address space. My own observations confirm this. I have done a cat ...
So if n processes are sharing a library L with size M then the contribution to their PSS is M/n. Now imagine one of the process terminates. So the contribution would be M/(n-1). Q1: My question is ...
For a given process in /proc/<pid>/smaps, for a given mapping entry what are: Shared_Clean Shared_Dirty Private_Clean Private_Dirty Is Shared_Clean + Shared_Dirty the amount of memory that ...