System cache

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Oct 10 08:00:33 PDT 2001


On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 07:22:13AM -0500, Reboant wrote:
> Guys I just doubled my memory to 256m and it seems thats still not enough .Seems the cache just won't stop growing(especially when compiling).Is there a way to clear this darn thing  manually?Better yet is there a way to have it done automatically?At first I thought it was a memory leak but it stay constant at 143 megs.Never hit swap like I use to but things do start slowing down especially in kde-2.2.1.For now the only way I have to free that memory is to reboot and thats not really a very good option.What can I do about this?

Which kernel are you using? Memory management has started getting a bit
better since the 2.4.10 kernel. The 2.4.11 kernel might have more
improvements.

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