Linux consuming a high amount of RAM
Posted on 2001-07-30
I have installed a Linux 7.1 server and my machine is 500 MHz with 192 MB of RAM and swap is 400 MB. With fresh installation and nothing more installed on the server, it shows a usage of 90 MB of RAM. When I install Oracle 8.1.6 on it, the usage increases to 178 MB even when Oracle server is shutdown. Consequently, I cannot startup Oracle server.
However, the usage of swap is just 2%. It seems that Linux is not using swap and so the entire load is going on to RAM.
Please suggest a solution so that Linux should use swap rather than RAM.
Thanks in anticipation.