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How to verify, when Jolla is running in low memory condition?

asked 2014-10-26 19:20:46 +0300

Kari gravatar image

updated 2014-10-26 19:22:22 +0300

New Uitukka update has warning about running apps in low memory conditions.

How to check and verify such low memory condition?

according to system monitor app I am currently using 695Mb of RAM and 339 Mb Swap memory.

What does this actually mean - Am I already running low on memory?

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The real benchmark is when the system starts using the swap memory extensively, open your terminal and run free, e.g.

[nemo@jolla ~]$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        827612     632892     194720          0       6244     275792
-/+ buffers/cache:     350856     476756
Swap:       520180       4664     515516
pmelas ( 2014-10-26 19:59:33 +0300 )edit

I run Lighthouse from the store. When it indicates above 85% memory usage, my phone stops responding or becomes very sluggish. So I guess thats where I hit the spot.

Malakim ( 2014-10-26 21:14:02 +0300 )edit

@pmelas

[nemo@Jolla ~]$ free
          total    used    free    shared  buffers  cached
Mem:      830728   729988  100740  0       100      193248
-/+ buffers/cache: 536640  294088
Swap:     520180   200552  319628
Kari ( 2014-10-26 21:43:58 +0300 )edit

@Kari, the last line shows use of the swap area, ~40% use which is a lot, swap memory is slow. Check the applications you are running, use the command top (turn phone landscape so can see full width of the output).

pmelas ( 2014-11-07 11:29:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-07 10:15:03 +0300

Andy Branson gravatar image

If you think you have low memory problems, also check this thread. The symptoms of a fully allocated filesystem are similar.

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