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Old 09-25-2008, 06:05 AM   #31
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The problem with reading large files (dd if=/dev/sda) and running updatedb (stating lots of inodes), is that the contents of running executeable files will be invalidated in the system block cache. Nothing will be written to swap, but they will be read from disk, from the executable file or library, when you need to access those executables again.

I'm not noticing any problems with tar after doing a dd if=/dev/zero
Old 05-28-2009, 07:28 AM   #32
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I found this to help:

sudo sync
sudo echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches


I run Ubuntu and found my system to run choppy with 2 gb of memory almost being used or cached somewhere. This command helps me big time.

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:17 AM   #33
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Smile clear cached

I ave tried this and it worked fine for me.

sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

Old 04-02-2011, 12:56 AM   #34
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Smile flush cache

Please use this command for clearing your cached data.

sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

Old 04-02-2011, 12:59 AM   #35
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sorry for posting multiple times!!!

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