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10110111 11-13-2010 09:37 AM

drop_caches doesn't drop all caches
 
I try this command:
$ sudo su -c 'sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches; free'
And here's result:
Code:

            total      used      free    shared    buffers    cached
Mem:      1017108    405280    611828          0          8    183324
-/+ buffers/cache:    221948    795160
Swap:            0          0          0

Why after drop_caches do i still have lots of data cached?

quanta 11-14-2010 12:09 PM

As my understand, it is normal. I suggest you open up 2 Terminals, the first one run "watch -n 1 'free -m'" and the second run the "sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches" to see the memory cache from the first down immediately.


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