On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Scott Phalen wrote:

> Ok, I have been all over the memory FAQs and still can't figure out why my
> server is consuming all it's RAM. I have 2GIG of DDR RAM and the only
> service running on this server is Squid. My cache_mem is set to 64MB and
> cache_dir is 10000 16 256. During peak hours my RAM is consumed very fast.

How do you measure amount or RAM used?

Measuring RAM usage in a UNIX system is non-triviall as there normally
should be no free ram if ths system works correctly as any free unused ram
is a waste of resources (which UNIX dislikes).