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Oracle Linux: Analyzing Data Provided by '/proc/meminfo' (Doc ID 233753.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


This article will assist you to understand the information provided by '/proc/meminfo'.


This document is to be used by Linux System Administrators and Oracle database administrators working on the memory utilization of the Linux Operating System.


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In this Document
 Analyzing Data Provided by '/proc/meminfo'
 1. Concepts
 2. Example of "cat /proc/meminfo"
 3. Fields
 3a. High-Statistics
 3b. Detailed Statistics
 3c. Memory Statistics
 4. Final Remarks

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