On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 12:37:10AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > 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 storage. I think of 'printer buffer' and 'web page caching' as example. just my 2 yen's worth. -Kev -- (__) (oo) /------\/ / | || * /\---/\ ~~ ~~ ...."Have you mooed today?"...
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