GUI Memory indicator


Active Member
Aug 1, 2017

I noticed my Proxmox GUI Memory is on yellow:

RAM usage
87.12% (82.17 GiB of 94.31 GiB)

Using CLI free -h gives:

total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 94Gi 70Gi 11Gi 1.2Gi 12Gi 23Gi

So it seems that Proxmox GUI calculates used memory Used + Cache

In my case I have 23G free and not 12G and that is a big difference

I think this leads to a wrong perception of running out of mem when a good % is just cache.

When memory is close to be exhausted will cache be cleaned to be used by application ?

Wouldn't it be better to show cache too in memory bar?

Thank you
AFAIK we don't consider cache mem as used. The used memory is calculated memtotal-(memfree+buffers+cached)


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