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Re: Memory usage: buffer and cache

On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 12:37:10AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> OK, this is probably the most obvious question ever, but I just can't
> find it in Google or Wikipedia.
> Just what the heck is the difference between buffer and cache in terms
> of memory usage?  What is each catagory used for?
Hi Paul,
I thought that a buffer was a temporary location used to store things
that will be used by some program/device.
and a cache is a location to store frequenty used data in faster
I think of 'printer buffer' and 'web page caching' as example.
just my 2 yen's worth.

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