Dom0 Task Manager shows memory usage percent as always increasing. Closing Virtual Machines does not seem to free up any memory by displayed memory usage percent.
Are there any advice on what I should do with this situation?
Should I clean out Qubes memory buffer/catch? If so, what safe command should be used?
Or, if that isn’t the issue, what should I look for? What more information do you good elves need to help the issue?
I noticed this situation a good week ago when I looked at Dom0 task manager. It showed my memory usage to be around 95%, that is a lot. The computers total memory capacity is 32gig. My normal memory usage tend to be around 35-40%, a fairly steady level measured over long time. After seeing my memory maxing out I attempted to close down one virtual machine after the other, but it did not appear to make any difference in terms of freeing up memory. So I decided to restart my computer and that made everything back to normal—for a little while. Starting my normal virtual machines and got to the normal memory usage level. But then it just kept adding on, a disposable machine opened and closed and the memory usage increased, another virtual machine opened and the memory increased, closing it did not affect the memory level. And so it kept adding on more and more memory usage as I did my normal computing things like browsing and so on. In writing moment I’ve reached 93% of memory capacity.
Please, treat me as a newbie. Although I’ve been using Qubes OS for several years (its pretty cool operating system, thank you creators and maintainers <3) without being knowledgeable about command line interface (avoiding it when possible), I remain a GUI person and don’t really want a cure for it.
Thank you for your time.