I usually use ps and top to detect apps that consume a lot of RAM and stop them. However, the values shown on the commands are hard to be quickly identified due to the scheme of Virtual, Shared, Resident, Swap does not show the values on how I would expect it to be.
So I went googling and I found out about a very ancient tool ported from SGI IRIX called gmemusage. It shows a graphical representation of the memory consumption by apps running on the system in a quite useful display.
Now I can efficiently find apps that uses lots of memory and free up my RAM without resorting to a reboot.
Yum search gmemusage yielded no result. So, a new package review sent #447080
Read it here: http://dag.wieers.com/blog/ubuntus-need-to-catch-a-waveSo Mark's article is wishful thinking and hoping to ride the wav...
In old blog, May 18, 2008