Re: Kernel cached memory

From: Paolo Ornati
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 12:11:56 EST

On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 12:47:50 -0400
Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> And IMHO Linux is *way* too willing to evicy clean pages of my
> programs to use as disk buffer, so that when system memory is full I
> pay the overhead of TWO disk i/o's, one to finally write the data to
> the disk and one to read my program back in. If free software is
> about choice, I wish there was more in the area of how memory is
> used.

isn't this tuned enough by "/proc/sys/vm/swappiness" ?

Paolo Ornati
Linux 2.6.13-rc3 on x86_64
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