Memory Usage :: Put More Content Into Memory?

Jul 16, 2009

I just got a new server Dual E5520 with 6GB RAM, SAS 15k rpm raid10. It's running well. However, the memory usage is just around 2.5GB, even when I have more traffic. Here is the kernel info


# uname -a
Linux server2.[url]2.6.18-128.1.10.el5 #1 SMP Thu May 7 10:35:59 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Any idea that we can put more content into memory?

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Memory Usage For XEN Vs. VOZ

Jun 23, 2009

It seems that a user may get more percentage of memory purchased for real use. I've got a xen VPS which has access to all 8 CPU cores. Guess this is a good thing to be able to burst CPU resources

[xwu@atom ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | awk '{a++} END {print a}'

But this requires lots of kthread running to be able to access all CPU resources, which in turn consumes quite some memory, a valuable, limited resource on a small VPS instance.

[xwu@atom ~]$ cat /proc/meminfo | grep Mem
MemTotal: 524288 kB
MemFree: 276128 kB

The output above is grathered when almost no other services are running except sshd.

While XEN VPS surely consumes more memory than OVZ VPS, I would suggest the Xen VPS can be built in such a way less memory is required to just do the housekeeping.

Of course, that would imply careful provisioning, maybe less "overselling" for the sake of lack of a term. The bottom line is how we can reduce the memory usage, while ensure individual VPS instance can still have fair share of CPU if needed.

Is there anyway in the VPS kernel config which can disable access to certain CPU core, thus reducing the number of kthreads and etc?

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I do not know if i have problems with my vps but "top" output looks strange for me. It looks like apache processes have huge VIRT parameter and all processes have huge SWAP param.

My VPS 712 guaranteed and 1024 burstable. I'm running 10 virt hosts with very small traffic. Totally not more than 500 visits/day. Most of sites are static and only two are PHP.

Apache and PHP configuration are very standard.

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Jul 30, 2007

this is my machine's vmstat result

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Or can someone recommend a database design tool (I've used toad data modeler before) which I can use on my home pc to generate SQL statements for execution on the server (and please don't say notepad).

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Mar 10, 2007

We have a server that is rebooting, we saw that free memory reaches almost 0 before the server reboot.

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46.6 to 80 requests/sec - 183.7 kB/second - 4034 B/request

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Mem: 1026348k total, 529632k used, 496716k free, 31148k buffers

Most processes are:
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Is the time to increase RAM server or would be a hardware problem?

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load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

When I run top command, I found tis.

16003 root 19 19 5492 5492 5040 D N 0.7 0.6 0:00 0 pkgacct - triwaste
1 root 8 0 476 432 412 S 0.0 0.0 0:35 0 init [3]
2 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 keventd
3 root 19 19 0 0 0 SWN 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 ksoftirqd_CPU0
4 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 12:09 0 kswapd
5 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 bdflush
6 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 4:16 0 kupdated
7 root 9 0 0 0 0 DW 0.0 0.0 40:29 0 kjournald
384 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 kjournald
385 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 8:05 0 kjournald
387 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.0 0.0 2:45 0 loop0
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653 root 9 0 1324 1168 1128 S 0.0 0.1 0:44 0 /usr/sbin/sshd
920 named 9 0 4012 3488 2240 S 0.0 0.3 0:00 0 /usr/sbin/named -u named
921 named 9 0 4012 3488 2240 S 0.0 0.3 0:19 0 /usr/sbin/named -u named
922 named 9 0 4012 3488 2240 S 0.0 0.3 3:49 0 /usr/sbin/named -u named
923 named 9 0 4012 3488 2240 S 0.0 0.3 0:04 0 /usr/sbin/named -u named
924 named 9 0 4012 3488 2240 S 0.0 0.3 1:07 0 /usr/sbin/named -u named
1252 root 8 0 928 616 564 S 0.0 0.0 0:10 0 crond
1260 root 9 0 5172 1436 1408 S 0.0 0.1 0:59 0 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL
1346 xfs 9 0 2528 680 656 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 xfs -droppriv -daemon
1355 daemon 9 0 556 540 500 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /usr/sbin/atd
1552 root 18 19 11844 8740 7968 S N 0.0 0.9 35:28 0 cpanellogd - setting up logs for detail
1599 root 9 0 1008 876 876 S 0.0 0.0 0:00 0 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --pi
1630 mysql 9 0 70928 56M 53624 S 0.0 6.3 0:34 0 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/ --datadir=/var/lib/mysql

When the memory usage 6.3 is what is it mean? Is it using 6.3% of the total memory?

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[root@host ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 512 311 200 0 0 0
-/+ buffers/cache: 311 200
Swap: 0 0 0
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I have CentOS 5.3 installed on the server.

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Now my question is:

When server is running nothing but basic install memory comsumption is aroun 500-600 MB.

Today I have rsynced 11 GB of data from one of my VPSs to the ded server and the memory comsumption on the server sky rocketed to 2 GB, leaving only 56 Mb free.

Strange.. (for me)

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top - 02:01:38 up 31 days, 14:13, 0 users, load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.07
Tasks: 6 total, 2 running, 4 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
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Swap: 514064k total, 26076k used, 487988k free, 509580k cached

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1017068 972656 44412 0 169600 509612
-/+ buffers/cache: 293444 723624
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see this please

HTML Code:
29890 nobody 0


0.1 /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -k start -DSSL
31854 nobody 0


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-/+ buffers/cache: 210 1736
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Second (working) solution: lower default stack size using ulimit. For processes launched from Apache I altered /etc/init.d/apache2 script and added:

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There’s even better place to inject ulimit system-wide: you can insert this call in:


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