What is Meminfo in Linux? – The ‘/proc/meminfo’ is used by to report the amount of free and used memory (both physical and swap) on the system as well as the shared memory and buffers used by the kernel.
How do I run Meminfo proc? On Linux you can use the command cat /proc/meminfo to determine how much memory the computer has. This command displays the information stored in the meminfo file located in the /proc directory. The total amount of memory will be displayed as MemTotal, shown in the example in bold.
What is cached in Meminfo? Cached — The amount of physical RAM, in kilobytes, used as cache memory. SwapCached — The amount of swap, in kilobytes, used as cache memory. Active — The total amount of buffer or page cache memory, in kilobytes, that is in active use.
How do I see memory usage on Linux?
- Navigate to Show Applications.
- Enter System Monitor in the search bar and access the application.
- Select the Resources tab.
- A graphical overview of your memory consumption in real time, including historical information is displayed.