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Kernel Space: How Much Memory Am I Really Using?

Apr 26, 2007, 09:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"Anybody who has tried to figure out why a Linux system is running short of memory can attest that the memory usage information made available by the kernel is, at best, difficult to use. Matt Mackall has recently been working on a set of patches aimed at improving this situation. Given the constraints imposed by embedded Linux systems, it is not surprising that Matt chose the Embedded Linux Conference to present his work (which, incidentally, was funded by the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum)..."

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