Wired Memory vs. Active Memory in OS X
On the iMac I use, on the activity monitor, there are 4 different usages of the RAM:
- Free - Fairly self explanatory.
- Wired - What is this?
- Active - clearly just RAM currently being used
- Inactive - I figure this is just RAM reserved by the system.
So what is this Wired RAM? What is it's purpose, and why is it hogging so much?