[sf-perl] [OT] cygwin memory question

David Alban extasia at extasia.org
Thu Jul 22 11:10:42 PDT 2010


configuring new laptop for work.  installed:

CYGWIN_NT-5.1 L-SFA-524320 1.7.5(0.225/5/3) 2010-04-12 19:07 i686 Cygwin

on a laptop running windows xp professional.

windows' task manager shows physical ram to be 4 gb (3594060 kb) but
the free command seems aware only of half of that:

$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       2097151          0    2097151          0          0          0
-/+ buffers/cache:          0    2097151
Swap:      2095104     140184    1954920

i tried googling and looking through some cygwin docs.  i haven't
found my question addressed.  what i'm finding is the way to increase
the heap size for a given process, but that doesn't address my

can anyone point me to anything that would help me get cygwin to
recognize all four gb of memory?


p.s.  hmmm...  could cygwin be using half of the memory as swap...?
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