I'm using the gnome system monitor applet/application to watch what goes on in my ubuntu machine, and when I sort by memory size, the program itself takes up 1.3 gig, 870meg resident. It's a stupid little monitoring program. Is there any way to get it to waste less memory?
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There was a bug in older builds of gnome-system-monitor that would cause it to report incorrect memory usage amounts. Linux also uses more memory when available to increase overall system performance, similar to that of Windows 7. Having a lot of memory in use is not necessarily a bad thing as memory access times are much faster than disk access times, so the more your OS can hold in memory the better. Unused RAM is wasted RAM.