Brian Vagnoni on 16 Nov 2009 10:06:22 -0800

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[PLUG] To Drop or Not Drop Caches

So I had a problem that returned to me. My system caches were eating up all my free ram, and slowing down my system. I found this and it works:

I understand that free ram is waisted, or under-utilized ram. But does it have to be all or nothing? So to cache, or not to cache, is the question. I would prefer some middle ground, like a trip wire value that would be some percentage of available ram, rather the just leave like 80mb of free ram, on my now, slowed system.

Brian Vagnoni
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