Excessive Memory Utilization On Linux and RAM appears to be 100% Full (Doc ID 742686.1)

Last updated on JULY 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.1]
Linux x86
Linux Itanium
Linux x86-64
Linux ItaniumLinux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 08-Jul-2016***

Symptoms

On an Linux system using top command you verify that the RAM appears to be around 100% utilized  after the database has been running for a while.

Cause

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