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OL/SLES: High Memory Utilization on Linux Systems (bigmalloc.c) (Doc ID 304215.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Itanium
Linux Kernel - Version: 2.4.9 to 2.6.9


This article will discuss Linux memory utilization and give a small C program that can be used for further diagnostic analysis.


This document is to be used by Linux System Administrators working on Linux memory management.


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In this Document
 Why High Memory Utilization may Not Be a Problem?
 Test Program Results
 Sample Program
 Related Information

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