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Re: what is sufficient free memory?

On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Nathan wrote:

 > Why not that cheap?  Less than half of his ram is being used for actual
 > needed data.  The rest is either free, in cache or in buffers which means
 > the memory isn't even close to being stressed on the system.  The 3MB in

that's exactly what i'm talking about. the rest is being used as
cache, just because it's there, and once it's there and it's not
needed for ``real'' data storage, it's being used as cache.

nothing's cheap enough just to lay around unused ;)

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