[PlanetCCRMA] jackstart hanging the system

Joseph Zitt jzitt@metatronpress.com
Mon Dec 30 23:01:02 2002

On 30 Dec 2002 22:29:59 -0800
Mark Knecht <markknecht@attbi.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-12-30 at 22:22, Joseph Zitt wrote:
> >  
> > > About the "cannot allocate memory" I'd swear I saw something on
> > > the lists about this before but I have been unable to find it. 
> > 
> > As Mark had wondered, is there a minimum amount of memory? My laptop
> > has rather little (64 MB, I think). Hmm, is there a command that I
> > could run that would neatly summarize what CPU I have, how much
> > memory, etc? It would be handy for these situations.
> Sure, run 'top' in a terminal and look at memory in the top left part
> of the terminal. Look at both Mem: and Swap:. Pay attention to Free
> Memory. Ctrl-C to break out of it.

Ah, OK! Looking at it now (with jack not running), I see 

Mem: 62376K a, 47652K used, 14708 free, 0K shrd, 4076 buff
Swap: 161230K av, 42128K used, 119112K free, 11920K cached

These number probably don't add up exactly: not surprisingly, they keep
fluctuating a bit, and, since for some reason I can't select-and-paste
from that with the mouse, I'm glancing up at them and typing them in by

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