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Old 11-19-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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A question about 'free' and memory

I check the memory and get as follow.

It seems there is little memory left. But one can see the free buffers is still very big. Should increase the memory?

[root@s003ap06 iplanet6]# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       8199576    8158592      40984          0     309740    7149292
-/+ buffers/cache:     699560    7500016
Swap:      2096472          0    2096472
Old 11-19-2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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Here is a quick explanation.

And here is something that may shed some light.


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