Linux memory usage and swap files

Ian Molton spyro at
Thu Jul 8 03:35:32 PDT 2004

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004 10:56:04 +0200
Dan Osterrath <Dan.Osterrath at> wrote:

> > their (read only) pages are simply discarded - they can be read back
> > from disc.
> But the i would call it "discard" ant not "page out". ;-)

no. page out is the general term. r/w data gets swapped, ro code/data
gets discarded.

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