[lm-sensors] fancontrol using 100 megs?

Timothy Normand Miller theosib at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 02:13:32 CEST 2009

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 7:47 PM, HUSSON Pierre-Hugues<phhusson at free.fr> wrote:
> Le jeudi 20 août 2009 23:27:35, Timothy Normand Miller a écrit :
>> I've had my Linux box up for weeks.  I was looking at top and noticed
>> that the VIRT column for fancontrol said "100m".  Now, I know you're
>> supposed to take VIRT with a grain of salt because it includes all
>> kinds of things like shared memory, etc.  But isn't 100 megs a bit
>> excessive?  Isn't this just a shell script?
>> BTW, RES and SHR are 2944 and 504, respectively.
> The VIRT column doesn't mean anything on linux (and any other modern OS),
> well, it's the allocated memory size. The actual memory consumption including
> libraries is RES+SHR, so 3.5MB, which seems fine to me for that.
> But if you prefer, you can rewrite it in plain C, with all the debuggings and
> so on to gain maybe 2MiB :)

I'm not really worried about it.  I'm just trying to make sure it's
not the cause of swapping.  Thanks.  :)

Timothy Normand Miller
Open Graphics Project

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