[MPlayer-users] Re: mencoder uses up all my ram after "moving" to new hardware

Tobias Diedrich ranma at gmx.at
Sat Jan 3 22:33:33 CET 2004

justin case wrote:

> after moving my bttv-card to another pc (1,5 ghz duron, 384mb ram, redhat9
> on 2.6.0 kernel with all modules compiled into kernel), the below mencoder
> script eats up all ram within minutes @ approx. 60% load. then it keeps
> encoding with around 4000k free memory.

There's nothing wrong about that.  The kernel just uses the rest of the
memory as disk cache.
free output should be more interesting than top, especially the
free column in the "-/+ buffers/cache" row, which tells you how much of
the memory is not in use by applications.

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