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paragkalra 12-02-2008 03:55 AM

Clearing cache memory
As suggested here: ,

Cache memory can be cleared using:
echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

But "/proc/sys/vm/" has read only permissions even for root.

How can I create the concerned file......???/

syg00 12-02-2008 04:09 AM


Originally Posted by paragkalra (Post 3361536)
How can I create the concerned file......???/

You can't. Fortunately.
Did you read the whole article ?

This tunable was added in 2.6.16.
What is your kernel level.

paragkalra 12-02-2008 04:14 AM

hmm.....BTW my Kernel is is there any other way to clear the cached memory that is displayed by "free -m" ??

syg00 12-02-2008 04:22 AM

Indirectly perhaps.
What say you describe the problem you believe you have rather than attacking a potentially irrelevant possible symptom.

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