[sheepdog-users] RAM usage

Liu Yuan namei.unix at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 10:27:25 CEST 2013

On 06/18/2013 03:59 PM, Valerio Pachera wrote:
> Hi, I open a new tread to speak about ram.
> Just to understand how to consider the ram. If all the guests are off,
> should the ram used by sheep be "released"?
> I mean, I read '1022206 406864' from 'ps axv | grep sheep' also when
> guests are off and sheep should do almost nothing.
> I also know this may depend from linux more than sheep daemon.
> Thank you.

For a simple try, just # pmap sheep_pid, will give you some ideas.

Can you try this page to see how memory is used in your env?


I guess considerable memory is just reserved(cached) by the glibc's
ptmalloc implementation even when sheep don't do IOs.


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