[lug] "Cache" under linux

jd lug at taproot.bz
Thu Mar 13 19:21:19 MST 2003

On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 18:37, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 10:54:22AM -0800, Eric Peers wrote:
> >When I run top, I notice that I have very little free
> >memory in my system, and yet the process memory usage
> >count does not reflect this used memory.
> Top should not say "free", it should say "wasted"...  A small free
> memory pool is kept to satisfy allocations, and the rest of the memory
> holds cached copies of data that has recently been read from or written
> to disc, as mentioned elsewhere in this thread...
> Sean

since its "wasted" can I make it so more of my ram is cached?

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