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Old 04-10-2008, 05:36 AM   #1
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How to clear cache in linux?

Hi all,
yesterday after i found out system monitor option in my red hat system i found out that it was eating a lot of my physical memory in the form of cache.. Is there any way (any particular command) to clear the cache???

Old 04-10-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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That is how linux is designed. Any currently unused memory is used as cache and buffers. When the system needs more memory the cache and buffers give it up. As long as you are not using any significant amount of swap, do not worry.


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