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SubjectRe: need help to clear kernel (2.6.16.17) cached memory
Hi,

On Sat, 13 December 2014 Manish Yadav <kmanish.ixp@gmail.com> wrote:
> on my system (based on 2.6.16.17), i am trying to clear the cached
> memory but it is not being cleared.
>
> mars# free -m
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 925 459 465 0 0 231
> -/+ buffers/cache: 228 697
> Swap: 0 0 0
> mars# sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
> M1450-mrakesh# free -m
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 925 459 466 0 0 231
> -/+ buffers/cache: 227 697
> Swap: 0 0 0
> mars#
>
> could you please let me know what i am missing here? as per my
> investigation writing 3 to drop_caches should clear the cached memory.

Any tmpfs around that would be filled with the remaining cached data?

> thanks,
> manish

Cheers,
Bruno


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