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    SubjectRe: Insanely high "Cached" value
    Steven Walter wrote:
    > My system has been running a little over twelve days now, and I just
    > noticed that the "Cached" value in both 'free' and /proc/meminfo is
    > insanely high. This wasn't the case the last time I checked, which was
    > probably a day ago.
    > Just before checking it this time, I ran a "du -s *" in /usr, which
    > generated a lot of I/O, as it to be expected. Perhaps the large amount
    > of I/O has uncovered a bug of some sort?
    > This is kernel 2.4.13 (hopefully it's not something that's already been
    > reported and fixed; I haven't seen it if is has) patched with ext3, kdb,
    > lm_sensors, and the pre-empt patch. Seems likely to be only a simple VM
    > problem, however, and an asthetic one at that.

    It's an ext3 bug. Harmless, fixed in the (ext3-enriched) 2.4.15-pre2.

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