http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ Is a one page web site that clearly explains how Linux has a huge grey area between free memory and memory that is reserved. This is essential reading if you want to become an expert in this operating system.
Linux ate my RAM
By Ryan McCoskrie
I am a nerd trapped in the country side of North Canterbury, New Zealand trying to get an IT-related career off of the ground. Legal disclaimer: Ryan McCoskrie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com I'm also signed up with Fishpond but they aren't as strict about this stuff.View all of Ryan McCoskrie's posts.