what distribution of linux are you using and what version?
I also doubt that flux and the rest of the applications you have running in the background chew up that much RAM.
What exactly did you taylor or change???
9o mb at the start is fairly high, I get about that much using KDE with all the widgets and background application running.
How much of swap have you allocated by the way?
Have you tried looking up what the memory is actually being allocated to?
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