On Tue 09-04-13 18:05:30, Simon Jeons wrote:
I am not sure which values you have been watching but you have toI try this in v3.9-rc5:Sorry for waste your time, but the test result is weird, is it?
dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=1MB
14813+0 records in
14812+0 records out
14812000000 bytes (15 GB) copied, 105.988 s, 140 MB/s
free -m -s 1
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 7912 1181 6731 0 663 239
-/+ buffers/cache: 277 7634
Swap: 8011 0 8011
It seems that almost 15GB copied before I stop dd, but the used
pages which I monitor during dd always around 1200MB. Weird, why?
realize that you are reading a _partition_ not a file and those pages
go into buffers rather than the page chache.