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    Question top indicating wrong amount of memory used

    Hello,

    as you should see, top is indicating 3.544.864kb (3.5Gb) of memory used while gnome system monitor only 609Mb.



    What's wrong here?
    (I am pretty sure Gnome SM is right. Top is updating every sec.)

    thanks, Alex

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    Default Re: top indicating wrong amount of memory used

    Hello alexzive,

    Quote Originally Posted by alexzive
    as you should see, top is indicating 3.544.864kb (3.5Gb) of memory used while gnome system monitor only 609Mb.
    I tried it myself and encountered the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by alexzive
    (I am pretty sure Gnome SM is right. Top is updating every sec.)
    They're both right.
    The only difference is that top is showing all the memory used.
    And Gnome SM is only showing the memory that is used by applications.

    P.S.
    Quote Originally Posted by alexzive
    ...while gnome system monitor only 609Mb.
    Gnome SM isn't showing 609 Megabyte but it's showing 609 Mebibyte.

    Good luck!
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    dir -R /home/* | grep "coffee cup"

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