I’m running VMware Workstation 12.5.9 on Linux. It’s VMs are contained in vmware-vmx proceses, which each show up using a sensible amount for RAM in top/htop, such as 5GB. However, the total “used” number does not reflect this. When a VM starts or stops, the amount of “used” RAM stays the same. Whatever kind of memory VMware uses (hugepages??) does not seem to be covered by whatever metric determines “used” memory. Due to that I am seriously misjudging the amount of free memory on my system, leading to lots of problems.
Is there a way to solve this? Thanks!
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