[CentOS] What is cached swap?

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 2 21:40:59 UTC 2007

John R Pierce wrote:
> Mike McCarty wrote:
>> 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
>> Mike
> its not cached swap, they just put the cached on the end of the swap 
> line because it fits.

Then it should read:

Swap:   524120k total,    80760k used,   443360k free;   Cached: 73448k

> I'll say this, its not often I see swap used > cached.  that machine 
> definately could use more memory.

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