[PVE-User] Show memory usage w/o buffer/cache in VM summaries?

Alexandre DERUMIER aderumier at odiso.com
Wed Aug 26 17:26:36 CEST 2020


I don't think we can retrieve this information from balloon driver

from qemu monitor ->

# info balloon
balloon: actual=32768 max_mem=32768 total_mem=32170 free_mem=14111 mem_swapped_in=0 mem_swapped_out=0 major_page_faults=48300 minor_page_faults=4492802887 last_update=1598455555

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De: "Frank Thommen" <f.thommen at dkfz-heidelberg.de>
À: "Proxmox VE user list" <pve-user at lists.proxmox.com>
Envoyé: Mardi 18 Août 2020 22:17:42
Objet: [PVE-User] Show memory usage w/o buffer/cache in VM summaries?

Dear all. 

the memory usage bar in the VM summaires in PVE (6.1-3) shows "active" 
memory including caches, which is in practice misleading. E.g. this 

$ free -m 
total used free shared buff/cache 
Mem: 7821 4778 177 51 2864 
Swap: 3276 123 3153 

is shown as using 7.46 GB memory, in red warning color, since this 
number exceeds 90% of the available 8 GB. However IMHO the almost 3 GB 
memory used as buffer/cache are irrelevant as they will be freed as soon 
as they are required by applications. Hence I'd rather see the bar 
showing me only 4.8 GB of used memory. 

Is that achievable? The guest OS is CentOS 7.x. The qemu gest agent is 

Cheers, Frank 

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