CentOS memory usage question

Posted on 2009-05-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have a new server running CentOS LAMP.

It's a fresh install, no sites, mail, or anything else on the server. It is a virtual server on a cloud.

When I run top, I get:

top - 13:46:46 up 1 day,  9:50,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Tasks:  57 total,   2 running,  55 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni,100.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:    786432k total,   486636k used,   299796k free,    69556k buffers
Swap:  1048568k total,        0k used,  1048568k free,   283168k cached

Is it normal for the memory used to be this high when there is no load?

Thanks,  Chris
Question by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
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    Accepted Solution

    this is used by the os kernel and other processes running

    Author Closing Comment

    Ok, just wanted to check before I continued the rest of the setup :)

    Thank you!

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