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Memory refers to the SDRAM (a kind of RAM) found on the Raspberry Pi.

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Why Does my pi 3B+ say it only has ~100M of ram?

EDIT this apprears to be a software issue. I booted another RPI with a fresh OS and it showed 1GB of ram. I then booted it off the HDD that I am using for the other rpi and it showed that there was ...
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PiPico Quad Spi library to controll NOR flash modules

I need to use quad SPI NOR flash modules (W25Q128JV) for a project and I bought a Pi Pico as a simple way of validating the design before moving to an FPGA for the final project (the project is real-...
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Slow write speeds to Rasberry Pi Pico flash using LittleFileSystem/LittleFS

I have a Sparkfun Things Plus RP2040 with 16MB of onboard flash. I am trying to write a program which uses the flash as a buffer (let's say to store 5MB of data) before writing to an SD card. The idea ...
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High speed TTL pulse generation

I'd like to take ~400 MB binary file, where 0's indicate low and 1's indicate high, and stream this out the rPi I/O with 20 ns time base. So something like 0000101001 Would yield Low Low Low Low Hi ...
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Is it possible to write/save data/variables in Memory instead of the sdcard to extend the lifetime?

I tried looking for a similar question but had no luck. The goal is to extend the sdcard's lifetime by saving data to RAM instead of the card. The program in question is running every 30mins to n-...
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Kubernetes in RasPi 4B does not detect RAM

I'm trying to set up a Kubernetes cluster on a bunch of Raspberry Pi 4B nodes. I adopted the setup I use for my v-kube-cluster (Kubernetes in virtual boxed using vagrant). See https://github.com/...
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Memory card issues

So I have had it the piwh for a while running pihole never had any problems until recently got a memory issue. I have used the clean and autoremove and gained 28% but of a 32gb SD card it's showing 6....
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Micro SD cards - fastest possible?

I'm using a Pi Zero W with a micro SD HC and a Pi4 with a XC-I card. My questions: whats the fastest micro SD card the Pi Zero and Pi 4 will support? I'm aware that the Pi Zero can read XC but will it ...
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What's your experience in improving memory management (Swap on NVMe/SSD, zram, zswap)?

I've got an NVMe SSD attached (via USB 3 port) to my Raspberry Pi and wonder what's the best (and still relatively easy) way to configure it for memory demanding applications (like Geth), assuming ...
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Raspberry pi unable to allocate memory error when training a model

I'm trying to train a model on my raspberry pi 4 B 8gb and numpy can not allocate memory -- it needs 1.09 gb. I went digging online and haven't found anything useful. Vcgencmd get_mem gives me 948M ...
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Memory leak using php with dio to read /dev/ttyAMA0

I am using my Raspberry Pi 2 (buster, php 7.4.10) to communicate with an inverter in a small solar system. All the code is functional but it tends to crash/exit after a few hours. Looking at task ...
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Memory-Related Issue of RPi Seizing Up?

On RPi 3B/Raspbian, I'm experiencing dreadful seize-ups when it appears I've filled the memory up with programs. Mouse movements, for example, can take 10 seconds. This happens with a standard setup. ...
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Low RAM, High Swap Usage?

Based on the screenshot, is this normal? In a couple of days, it will increase to 100MB of swap used (default is 100MB), but with low ram. I am running Pi-hole, PiVPN, log2ram, and No-IP.
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Moving /home dir form sd card to USB drive on a Rasspberry pi 4

I'm trying to run Insightface package on raspberry pi 4 after struggling to install all required packages namely cv2 and mxnet but when I exit python or run my program I get “corrupted size vs. ...
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Plotting CPU and Ram utilization

I want to plot the CPU and memory utilisation of an Apache server hosted in Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Raspbian Stretch in it. For that I have followed the procedure mentioned here. The instructions work ...
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/boot/config.txt gpu_mem has no effect

I put gpu_mem=512 in /boot/config.txt (which file I had to create), and it had no effect. grep memory /var/log/Xorg.0.log returned only 2,839kB: [ 132.909] (II) FBDEV(0): hardware: BCM2708 FB (...
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Samsung MZ-76E250B/EU 860 EVO for raspberry pi 4?

I just bought my first raspberry pi and would love to attach an SSD. In search of good value for money, I came across this drive from Samsung. Does someone already have experience with it? I am ...
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Why does OOM killer output not appear in dmesg?

I've got a Buster box (10.2) and I'm investigating some system freezes. While going through that, I think I'm not getting the OOM output in the syslog. For instance, running tail /dev/zero which is ...
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Running x86 Windows app on a Raspberry Pi 3B

I followed this guide to install QEMU in a chroot and I'm able to execute x86 Linux binaries: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51895452/qemu-debian-x86-on-raspberrypi Next, I tried installing WINE ...
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Python process Memory error

I am running a Python program that is scrapping data so whenever I try to retrieve too much data (I have not been able to scrape files up to 16 MB) the programme crashes. The error: INFO: Got 45294 ...
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How to write protect in DS2431 Maxim EEPROM using Raspberry Pi

I have connected my circuit as mentioned in the below link: Writing/Reading an EEPROM chip using 1-wire bus I am able to read and write through commands mentioned in the link. I would like to know ...
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RPI3B+ Chromium Freeze - RAM Swap

I have some Raspberry pi's that I want to use it as a Browser Kiosk. When I use more than one tab with chromium the pi completely freeze I need to reboot it after this because the lack of ram, if I ...
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RPi Memory map and bus addresses

I'm trying to understand the RPi memory map as shown in the BCM2857 reference (http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/BCM2835-ARM-Peripherals.pdf) Is a "Bus Address" the same as a ...
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Should I avoid using WP with some sort of visual composer when hosting on my Rapberry Pi 4? Is there a better and equally easy approach?

I've been told a WP-install can easily consume 2 Gigs of memory when editing in visual composers in WP. When my Pi only has 4 GB available and on top on that I'm running MariaDB (NOT Nginx), then ...
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Virtual register address translation on the raspberry Pi 4

When taking a look at the manual of the BCM2835 (which seems to be the correct one for the BCM2711), we can see, for example, that the base address of the SPI device is 0x7E204000 (page 152). Assume ...
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Raspberry Pi crashing while running VGG16

I need to run VGG16 as a convolutional base for feature extraction on some images. I am trying to initialize it on the Raspberry Pi 3B, but the Pi keeps crashing and restarting. I suspect that the Pi ...
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What is the correct way to use /dev/gpiomem with mmap to get access to Raspberry PI3 peripherals

I'm implementing a pascal library to deal with RPI3 peripherals. My goal is to control GPIO pins' functions, pins' logical levels, pins' pull resistors, I2C and PWM, at least. To achieve this I'm ...
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How to find the memory requirement (RAM) when network load is know on raspberry

I am want to use the Raspberry Pi for my experimental work. My network load will be approximately 2000bits. How I can find the memory (RAM) requirement against the network load? Which formula can be ...
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Pi 3 Model B+ can't boot after changing vRAM

I just got the device (Pi 3 Model B+) and am a total beginner. I'm using NOOB/Raspbian. Every time I try to change the video ram (either through the GUI or the config.txt) the device is unable to ...
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Raspberry Pi with flash memory?

Basically, I am looking for some form of non-volatile memory – which is not an SD card. Orange Pi and others have it, but I can’t find a suitable Raspberry Pi. Did I miss one? Are there any rumours ...
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All files lost during long shelf time

i was using my raspberry pi 3 over ssh and doing a bunch of scripts, cron jobs, etc. then i stopped for a bit and shifted my focus elsewhere and my pi remained unplugged on my desk for a few months. ...
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Is it possible to use a DDR2 Ram Chip on the PI as a pager file?

simple, I have a few old DDR2 RAM chips laying around, and would like to use the Ram chips for a pager file on my PI. is this possible?
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Computing power and memory for regression analysis

Does raspberry pi 3 have enough computing power and memory to perform regression analysis?I am making a Coordinate measuring machine prototype for my final year project and I need to perform linear ...
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How to compile project on Raspberry Pi, even when g++'s virtual memory exhausted despide big SWAP?

I want to build Iroha hyperledger on Raspberry Pi 3. So I've downloaded code and all dependencies and compiler gcc-8.2 (downloaded precompiled from here), then configured without tests: cmake -...
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What is the memory in the DS3232 RTC for?

I'm looking for an RTC to use with my Pi and came across the Maxim DS3231M. I also saw a similar model on Maxim's website, the DS3232M, which comes with 236 bytes of SRAM. The DS3231 seems to be a ...
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memory exhausted: can not allocate memory error in raspberry pi

I am trying to turn my raspberry to a PiCroft. For that I need to use these commands: cd ~/ git clone https://github.com/MycroftAI/mycroft-core.git cd mycroft-core bash dev_setup.sh I did nothing ...
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Accessing GPU memory content

I'm currently working with advanced picamera parameters. A new functionnality to come is the "lens shading correction", a RGGB array that modify the image generated by the camera in order to ...
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How to permanently disable swap on Raspbian Stretch Lite

I'm at my wit's end; it seems there's no way to tell Raspbian Stretch Lite to permanently disable swap space. Now, it's a bit of an edge case, wanting to keep swap turned off (in this case it's for a ...
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How do I set the default maximum Java heap size? [closed]

I want to set the default Java heap size to 1024m without needing to specify the -Xmx option every time I run a jar file. Tried adding export JAVA_OPTIONS=-Xmx1024m to .bashrc file but it didn't ...
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Creating Swapfiles

I have a Pi3 hooked up with a WDLabs PiDrive I have Raspbian Lite installed on the drive and in trying to run some docker images simultaneously some of the images processes are being "killed" with a ...
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Will linking the clock file to an in-memory file lower the wear on the SD card?

I use systemd-timesyncd, which writes a status (probably) to a file at every synchronization. As the Arch documentation mentions, The service writes to a local file /var/lib/systemd/clock with ...
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Zram appears not to be working

I use very little of my Raspberry Pi 2B's CPU, but I frequently need more memory. In order to free up memory on my Pi running Ubuntu MATE, I set up Zram by installing zram-config. I was pleasantly ...
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Turn Raspberry Pi off but keep the RAM powered?

Is it possible to turn almost everything on a Raspberry Pi off (CPU GPU etc), except for the ram? Basically putting the Pi in a low power state but preserving whatever it was doing at the moment on ...
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Unable to set GPU memory split on Raspberry Pi Zero W

I have looked everywhere (both on and off StackExchange) for this but cannot get an answer: I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which has 512MB of RAM total. I am running it headless, so I want to ...
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How can I install keybase (and dependencies) without running out of memory?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running the most recent Raspbian distro. I've installed the most recent go, from the prebuilt package and have it on my path: $ go version go version go1.9 linux/arm However,...
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Hardware and OS Options for Quick Dev/Test Cycles on the Model A

I have a Rasperry Pi 1 Model A. I want to use it on a hobby project that will require me to have lots of dev/test cycles where I: Write some code in a higher-level language (Scala; but could be ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing : out of memory and no killable processes when booting after setting GPU memory to 256 MB in raspi-config

I tried booting in recovery mode (holding down shift from a USB keyboard attached to the Pi2) and still can't boot to fix. Any solutions? Thanks
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How to force GPU memory to 0 on a headless server [duplicate]

Is there any way to force the shared memory to 0? I'm running Jessie on a pi3 (and a pi2 and a few zero-w's) as a headless server and only ever access it via SSH or a WebUI for certain services. I ...
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More Memory on Raspberry Pi

So I was wondering if there was any way to allow more ram to a program on a Raspberry Pi 3. I have a process which takes 76,7% of the memory (it's a tomcat server) and need another one like this to ...
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How can I set video memory to max when using vc4-kms-v3d?

According to Anholt, the creator of the opensource kernel device tree overlay at Broadcom, the maximum is 256M. How do I set this? gpu_mem=256 in /boot/config.txt is not the correct why I think. ...
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