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vmstat and top shows wrong free memory ?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have installed "top" to monitor memory usage (Solaris 10 10/09 s10s_u8wos_08a SPARC). It shows, more or less, this same what vmstat. Free memory = 5580M Code: Memory: 2048M phys mem, 5580M free mem, 1024M total swap, 958M free swap Code: vmstat 1 3  kthr      memory            page            disk          faults      cpu  r b w  swap  free  re  mf pi po fr de sr s0 s1 s2 s3  in  sy  cs us sy id  0 0 0 13783928 6501944 1 2  0  0  0  0  1  2  2  3  3  280 1414  132  3  1 96  0 0 0 13006624 5714672 7 37 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  231  734  25  0  0 100  0 0 0 13006464 5714512 4 4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  218  695  26  1  0 99 Can anyone explain me how is this possible I have 5580M free mem. Please note that: Physical Memory: 2048M Total Swap: 1024M So how is that possible i see: 5580M free mem ? (HowTos)