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SubjectRe: Over used cache memory?


Wee Teck Neo wrote:

> My system having 1GB ram and this is the output of vmstat
>
> procs memory swap io
> system cpu
> r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs
> us sy id
> 0 0 0 5640 21224 121512 797832 0 0 6 9 3 17
> 0 0 6
>
>
> It seems that 797MB is used for caching... thats a high number. Anyway
> to set a lower cache size?
>
> I've read about the /proc/sys/vm/buffermem but my /proc doesn't have it.
>
> Kernel: 2.4.22


Short answer, no.

If it is actually causing you a problem, test the latest 2.4 prerelease.
If that doesn't help, report the details of the problem.


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