[CentOS] What is cached swap?

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 2 17:17:29 UTC 2007

Isn't cached swap somewhat an oxymoron? Why cache virtual?
Am I misunderstanding this line from top?

Swap:   524120k total,    80760k used,   443360k free,    73448k cached

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