On May 12, 2010, at 8:19 AM, Olivier Riff wrote:
> What I do not understand is where the value of 2104m for the virtual memory comes from.
> When I add the value of Mem used (777848k) to the value of the cache (339184k) : the amount is by far inferior to the Virtual memory (2104m).
> Are here part of the memory allocated by the clients taken into account ?
No, top only shows the data from one machine.
> Where are physically allocated these 2104m of data ?
They may be in physical memory and may also be swapped out on disk.
Keep in mind that the virtual memory encompasses *all* memory for an application -- its code and its data. Hence, this also includes shared libraries (which may be shared amongst several processes on the same machine), process-specific instructions, process-specific data, and shared process data.
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