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Oracle Linux: Understanding Memory Allocation - Why Linux Reports Less Total Memory Than Allocated To It (Doc ID 2176044.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


This document describes the troubleshooting steps that one can use to diagnose a memory issue where less memory is available using the free or top commands compared to what has been allocated.

Troubleshooting Steps

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Troubleshooting Steps

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