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How to Interpret /proc/meminfo and free Command Output in Oracle Linux 5, 6 & 7 (Doc ID 2691445.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 7.8 [Release OL5 to OL7U8]
Linux x86-64


This document aims to provide a brief interpretation and comparison of /proc/meminfo and free command output in different versions of Oracle Linux (5, 6, and 7)

to understand Linux system memory statistics.



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