The RAM shown as being used doesn't equal the addition of the memory used by processes

Bug #1603688 reported by Alexander Angelis on 2016-07-16
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gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The ram shown as being used in the resources tab of the system monitor doesn't equal the combined memory of all processes in the process list. Also 1.4GB ram displayed as used in the resources when just logged in which sounds like too much.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-system-monitor 3.18.2-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Jul 16 20:37:31 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-monitor
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-01-02 (196 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20150805)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-07-13 (3 days ago)

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