How to find free resident memory in Linux using python

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Oct 4 23:06:57 CEST 2010

In message <slrniaf7ut.2f2t.usenet-nospam at>, Seebs wrote:

> On 2010-10-02, Sandy <dksreddy at> wrote:
>> I want to find how much free memory (RAM) is available in my system
>> using python.
> The question is essentially incoherent on modern systems.

And then there’s the fact that, on most Linux systems, by default you never 
get a failure trying to ask for more RAM. Instead, if the system runs short, 
it wakes up the dreaded OOM-killer.

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