Re: Over used cache memory?

From: Helge Hafting
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 04:03:25 EST

Wee Teck Neo wrote:
My system having 1GB ram and this is the output of vmstat

procs memory swap io system cpu
r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id
0 0 0 5640 21224 121512 797832 0 0 6 9 3 17 0 0 6

It seems that 797MB is used for caching... thats a high number. Anyway to set a lower cache size?

Yes - _use_ the memory for something else. 1. All unused memory will be put to good use as cache.
2. Memory is taken from the cache whenever you need it for
something else, so (1) is not a problem at all.

Helge Hafting

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