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Add explanation of where we get memory usage currently

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snmaynard committed Apr 5, 2012
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@@ -65,7 +65,11 @@ I recommend setting up the regular expressions. Even if you only set the regular
the speedup will still be noticeable.
**Please note:** If your keys are appended with a namespace, rather than prepended, then you will have to configure a full set
-of regular expressions.
+of regular expressions.
+##Memory Usage
+The memory usage that the script calculates is based on the serialized length as reported by Redis using the DEBUG OBJECT command.
+This memory usage is not equal to the resident memory taken by the key, but is (hopefully) proportional to it.
##Other Redis Audit Tools
- [Redis Sampler]( - Samples keys for statistics around how often you each Redis value type, and how big the value is. By Antirez.

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