[Centos] cache flush command

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Sep 28 14:31:57 UTC 2004

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, William Warren wrote:

> sync did not flush the buffers..also the file cache is at about 136 megs.
> Under top it is labled as 136587k cached that is what i am looking to clear
> out.  Also how do i turn the swap back on?
> I am doing this as the various echo commands have still not completly fixed
> the kernel swapping bug..:(

Ok, can you give me output with an explanation of what you want to do ?
My guess is that you are misinterpreting the output of free and make the 
wrong conclusions.

Many people coming from windows (I was one of them too many years ago) 
only had the used/free concept and considered everything that is used, as 
being 'not free'.

Reality is a bit more complicated and Linux makes use of _all_ memory, 
although much of it can be considered free using the Windows terminalogy.

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