[CentOS] What is cached swap?

Fri Mar 2 17:31:34 UTC 2007
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

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.

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