[CentOS] cache memory not being used

Dave wintermutecx at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 17:50:26 UTC 2005

On 10/21/05, Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com> wrote:
> Steve Bergman wrote:
> > Also, current kernels are aggressive at freeing up application memory
> > that is rarely used by swapping it out to make more room for caching
> > disk data.  IMO, it's a win.
> Yep, this is a great "feature," especially on something like a busy web
> server that's serving up lots of static content.

  Ahh ya, that seems to be the culprit. I've been on a lot of graphic
intensive sites, so Firefox has been flushing out the cache by using a
few hundred megs of ram.

 Thanks for the info, I should stop going on dating sites to keep up
with the latest changes haha

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