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SubjectRe: Weird /proc/meminfo output on 2.4.13-ac5
On  2 Nov 01 at 14:10, Andreas Franck wrote:
> $ cat /proc/meminfo
> total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
> Mem: 789250048 781295616 7954432 659456 402890752
> 18446744073478758400
> Swap: 6744576000 282624 6744293376
> MemTotal: 770752 kB
> MemFree: 7768 kB
> MemShared: 644 kB
> Buffers: 393448 kB
> Cached: 4294741680 kB <------ This is impossible, i think? :-)

Problem appeared in my 2.4.13-ac4 yesterday at home too. It happened to
me when I was checking health of my HDD - either during 'dd if=/dev/hde1
of=/dev/null bs=8M', or during copying all files from VFAT (/dev/hde1)
partition to /dev/null on filesystem level file by file.

And if we are talking about it, 2.4.13-ac4 here at work reports that
too. But strange thing is that this machine has just 200MB VFAT partition
of no use, and I do not remember that I ever did read from /dev/hd* since
last reboot. Shift-scrolllock does not report any unusual values.

I'll upgrade to -ac6 and I'll see.
Petr Vandrovec
vandrove@vc.cvut.cz

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