A plain language description of the memory stats seen in places like top(8) and sysctl output, designed specifically for a non-developer audience.

General

Userland memory is generally either Anonymous (swap-backed) or (file-backed)

Memory Classes

Active Queue

Inactive Queue

Cached

Free

Wired

Other

Buffer

Thanks

Special thanks to avg and zont for putting up with my probing questions for over an hour to squeeze this valuable information out :)

Memory (last edited 2013-02-20 13:36:37 by KubilayKocak)