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    SubjectRe: cache and buffer usage with kernel 2.6.10
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    On Monday 27 December 2004 17:33, M Benz wrote:
    > Is there any change with memory management btw the two kernels? Also, what
    > is the different btw "cache" and "buffer"? Why don't kernel 2.6.10 use all
    > the memory but leave around 200MB free?

    These metrics have been useless from the very beginning and are
    not very descriptive. If you like to get some meaning in
    your statistice, use vmstat. This is more costly, but actually shows
    something about the performance of your system.

    Maybe we could concentrate on exporting these metrics instead buffer/cache
    and provide dummy metrics for them. At least "buffer" can be made to
    sth. like "shared" does now.

    Regards

    Ingo Oeser


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