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Cisco 6509 Memory Issue

How do I go about checking exacly how much memory I have on the device and what processes should or should not be consuming majority of the memory.

I have been advised that the memory usage has been increasing. At which point do get concerned about memory usage?

Thanks.

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Re: Cisco 6509 Memory Issue

Hello John,

you can use sh proc mem | inc Free to see the amount of free memory

sh proc mem | inc Free

Processor Pool Total: 903574352 Used: 408511716 Free: 495062636

I/O Pool Total: 67108864 Used: 14337856 Free: 52771008

PID TTY Allocated Freed Holding Getbufs Retbufs Process

When less then 10% of memory is free I would worry about it

sh proc mem sorted when supported provides a list of processes using most memory

Example (from a 7609 using BGP to receive two internet full tables)

sh proc mem sorted

Processor Pool Total: 903574352 Used: 408522624 Free: 495051728

I/O Pool Total: 67108864 Used: 14337856 Free: 52771008

PID TTY Allocated Freed Holding Getbufs Retbufs Process

496 0 561774644 311139852 181729656 0 0 BGP Router

0 0 163768048 9353656 123358440 0 0 *Init*

268 0 568890024 104879196 53858376 0 0 IP RIB Update

0 0 940224960 849886820 51439880 13800116 75552 *Dead*

322 0 893716 170028 880504 0 0 FM core

240 0 809264 628 834240 0 0 L2TP mgmt daemon

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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