Subject: Re: Bad response...
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Aidan Kehoe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2004 16:49:36
 Ar an seachtú lá is fiche de mí Lúnasa, scríobh Johnny Billquist: 

 > But I know that people probably disagree with me, so I have just one 
 > question: how do I limit the file cache to take no more than, say, 16 MB?
 > No matter how much the system thinks it *might* be able to use.

My /etc/sysctl.conf has this; 

# Taken from Christan Biere's message 20031216002708.GA358@cyclonus 

I _think_ I was seeing the issues you are describing, and that these settings
resolved it, but I honestly don't remember any more. Anyway, vm.filemax does
what you ask there, if I'm reading sysctl(3) correctly. 

(Annoyingly, neither google nor seems to return a
message with that ID.)

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