Pre-class Activity 8

1. On Windows, launch Task Manager. Under the Process tab, observe the amount of memory used by the processes. You can go to “View” and “Select Columns”. There are many different columns that corresponds to different accounting of memory usage. What are they? Can you identify some processes that hog the memory in your system?

2. On Linux or Mac, run top. Similarly, you can display various information related to memory usage of processes on your system. What are they? Can you identify some processes that hog the memory in your system?

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  1. I have Windows 7. Working set, peak working set, working set delta, private working set, commit size, paged pool, non-paged pool are the different memory usage types that can be displayed.The process that hogs up the memory in my system (as of now) is Google Chrome.

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