Looks like 1 GB of Ram. Here's a synopsis from TOP:
64 processes: 62 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
Mem: 1030260k av, 1012316k used, 17944k free, 0k shrd, 296420k
437796k actv, 8836k in_d, 49428k in_c
Swap: 2096472k av, 25272k used, 2071200k free 454356k
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME CPU COMMAND
13832 oden 25 0 25860 25M 528 R 99.9 2.5 830:56 3 sort
I did use the buffersize; do you think it will ever finish?
Dan Stoner wrote:
> Mark Oden wrote:
>> Thanks Edward! The command has been running for 12 hours+ now, we'll
>> see how long it takes :-)
> Ouch, how much memory do you actually have in the system?
> Did you use that buffer-size suggestion?
> It's possible that specifying more buffer than you actual have forces
> the system into a "swappy place" whereas letting the dymanic
> allocation occur might have worked out better. Can't say for sure,
> just thinking out loud....
> Just curious about what your performance metrics look like while
> running that command.
> - Dan