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Re: top says much memory for File, less for Free

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:53:26PM +0800, Water NB wrote:
> I want to know,
> 1) How 2G is used?

A lot of it seems to be used for fielsystem buffers.

> 2) Why so much used for File, so less for Free?

Free memory is wasted. The kernel uses memory which is not currently used
by applications as extra disk buffers to reduce the amount of disk I/O
and increase the system performance.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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