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Re: Memory staying in cached status -- Possible Memory Leak



On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 11:05:06AM +0100, Scott van Looy wrote:
> Somebody told me yesterday that the "free" column should be kept as close 
> to 0 as possible by the linux kernel. Is this true? Coz mine ain't...

On reboot, [Mem: free] and [-/+ buffers/cache: free] will both be large.
As apps claim memory, both will fall. As apps access files and more data
becomes cached, [Mem: free] falls. If the apps don't do much disk I/O,
then it wont reach near zero. If and when it reaches near zero, it will
remain that way until reboot.

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As does the pessimist.


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