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OS Memory v. Ubuntu Memory v. Kernel Memory You have asked to know how much the "Linux OS" is using (and not how much memory is being used by "applications"). "Linux" is just a kernel (albeit not a monolithic one; kernel modules contribute to the effective footprint). Many things that end users see as "the OS" are not part of the kernel, but part of the ...


niceload --noswap yourprg is made for exactly that situation: It looks at swapping activity: If swapping out: Let process run If swapping in: Let process run If swapping in and out: Suspend process until swapping stops and resume the process when swapping has stopped It does not suspend the process before the swapping starts, but lets swapping run for 1 ...

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