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Why do the process' memory shares not add up to the total used memory displayed in top?

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Hi,

When I run "ps aux" the memory share of each process doesn't add up to the used memory displayed in "top". Why is this?

From the code snippet, ps aux would indicate the memory is under 25% used, yet top indicates it's about 50%.

I am running Centos 4.7.

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memory is also used by the system kernel
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