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Old 08-25-2004, 07:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy disk cache


57% of my memory is used as a "disk cache". Is this necessary? I have Mandrake 10 with 382 mb of ram which is mostly used, with little left free. Can I change this to free up more physical memory?
 
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http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...all_my_memory?

Basically, the cache is dynamic i.e. if running processes require more or less memory the amount of cache will change accordingly. No point in having a ton of RAM if it isn't being used for something

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