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Memory management is the act of managing computer memory at the system level. Questions tagged with Memory Management can cover Applications and Operating Systems

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Virtualbox consuming all of my memory

System specs are as follows: 62.8GB of RAM 1TB of Hard drive space - Samsung 960 Pro M.2 CPU is an AMD Threadripper 1950x - 16Core Running Ubuntu 17.10 Virtualbox 5.1.34_Ubuntur121010 So I started ...
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What to do about the vmmap process in Mac OS X always hogging the CPU?

Hi I am running Mac OS X 10.13.5 High Sierra, and I have always had my Activity Monitor up. My computer would every now and then freeze for a few seconds completely and then act normal again. When ...
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Why turning off Virtual Memory doesn't improve my computer's performance?

I'm studying computer architecture, more specifically, virtual memory. One thing that I can't seem to uderstand is why turning off Virtual Memory doesn't improve my computer's performance? I know ...
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Does VMware Workstation use special large pages/huge pages by default?

According to some pretty old source, ESX is using special large pages by default, but ESX is some kind of OS in itself and therefore has full control of memory management. That is different for VMware ...
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Windows 8 High System Memory Usage

My problem seems simple. My computer is using more physical memory than is actually accounted for in the sum of my programs. !(Running windows 8.1, latest patches) I use 7.5 GB. Total usage is 12GB....
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I/O and Memory in Windows System Information

How to interpreter I/O and Memory in windows System information Msinfo32? Do I/O addresses represent memory location that mapped I/O device register and how about addresses in memory? If there are ...
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Is garbage collection in programming language used for collecting heap memory nothing else? [closed]

The garbage collection to recycle object that is no longer used is to deallocate heap memory? Does Memory leak represent no enough heap memory space for the program to run? So what we normally say "...
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rammap issues - does not show up anything (win10 pro build 17120)

I'm having some issues with the windows rammap tool. It used to work fine but by going to recent builds 17115/17120 it stopped working - when i start it up it does not show up anything. Refreshing it ...
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Libvirt memory management host and guest

I have set up two guest oses a ubuntu box dedicated to be a vm host. It has two physical cpus (with 6 cores each), 16 GB RAM, and 3 harddisks. Host os is on a 60GB SSD, while the guest oses are on ...
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Why is `ulimit` not limiting the memory usage as I expect?

I am trying to limit the memory usage of a process $ulimit -m 2 $/usr/bin/time -l ./myProcess arg1 arg2 The process run without being killed until time outputs 7.00 real 4.83 user ...
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Installed memory: 8.00 GB (6.00 GB usable) - 2.00 GB is Hardware Reserved

I have a 64-bit windows 10 desktop with 4GB (2x2GB) of memory that I built about nine years ago. A week ago I purchased more memory (2x2GB) of the same brand/model/specs to bring the total up to 8GB ...
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Memory Management stop BSOD

Just now my PC (which runs windows 10 ) experienced a memory management error where it ran (headfirst) into a BSOD. and restarted after the 'we will restart when we are done collecting info' screen. ...
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“MEMORY MANAGEMENT” error when running/installing Windows 10, boots into Linux fine

I have a Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop that I've had for a few years, dual-boot between Windows 10 and Linux Mint with no issues. I had to remove the hard drive for a test repair on someone else's ...
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PCIe - Accessing Peer Endpoint's Memory Space

I have two PCIe endpoints connected to two root ports on the same host machine and I am trying to access the memory space allocated for the other endpoint from the first endpoint by sending a 32-bit ...
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Is it possible for a program to detect that another is directly reading its memory (using for example ReadProcessMemory)?

I was stumbling through public Github repositories when I came across a program (A) that displays information on screen based on whatever it reads in the memory of another program (B), an online PC ...

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