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Re: [OT]What is "buffers" and "cached" memory in Linux system box?

by jethro (Monsignor)
on Sep 19, 2008 at 11:43 UTC ( #712509=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [OT]What is "buffers" and "cached" memory in Linux system box?

I don't think the kernel can take back those buffers, as they are necessary for any I/O that needs to read or write arbitrary sized chunks from/to block devices (but I could be wrong about the meaning of "buffers")

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