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Re: Machine not freeing Cached Memory?

begin  Paul Sargent quotation:
> holly:~/linux-2.4.14# free -tm

Try a newer kernel.  They've been farking around with the VM lately.

In particular, look at the changelog for 2.4.17:


Especially this line:

- Make kernel try a bit harder to shrink caches
  instead swapping out                          

I'd go ahead and take the plunge into 2.4.18, while you're trying new
things anyway.  Not saying this WILL fix your problem, but if there are
known VM bugs, and you're having a VM problem, it seems like a good
thing to try.  Especially since you can always boot back into your old

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