Hardware How-To Technical

My Raspberry Pi needs a Swap

About Swap: Linux divides its physical RAM (random access memory) into chucks of memory called pages. Swapping is the process whereby a page of memory is copied to the preconfigured space on the hard disk, called swap space, to free up that page of memory. The combined sizes of the physical memory and the swap space […]

How-To Technical

swapoff, swapon…

pre.cjk { font-family: “DejaVu Sans”,monospace; }p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } I have been playing a bit with running programs even virtual machines in memory. What I have noticed is that when all physical RAM is used, my Linux OS (Ubuntu) will move excess memory into SWAP. This is normal, but…. I am attempting to keep […]

Software Technical

And there I found htop…

So I had been looking for something to give me system stats about memory being used and CPU usage.  I have usedthe program ‘top’ over the years, and then today I tested out the program hTop (htop). Htop is an interactive system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux. It is designed to replace the Unix program top. […]


Monitor your Ubuntu System with saidar

saidar is a curses-based application to display system statistics. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory,swap, network I/O and disks I/O along with their free space. saidar utilizes libstatgrab library. libstatgrab is a library that provides cross platform access to statistics about the system on which it’s run. It’s written in C and presents a selection […]