[Gllug] Missing RAM

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Sun May 17 10:17:03 UTC 2009

On 17 May 2009, at 10:52, John Southern wrote:
> However my question is where is the missing 24608 bytes.

That's 24608 *kilo*bytes, actually, or slightly over 24MB. Or six  
times as much as the total memory as I had in my first Linux box.

The figure reported by free is the amount of memory actually available  
for use. It excludes the space occupied by the kernel, and the space  
marked off-limit by the BIOS due to it being occupied by legacy  

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