Subject: Re: sysstat bufcache display.
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/01/1999 02:40:51
On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> I've got some mods for sysstat to show the buffer cache usage.  A sample
> display looks like:
> 	There are 816 buffers using 6528 kBytes of memory.
> 	File System          Bufs used    Valid kB  Bufsize kB
> 	Total:                     762        5457        6096

Cool thing!

Two questions:
 - shouldn't the "Total" Bufsize kB be equal to the ammount in the first
   line ("There are ...")?
 - What is "Valid kB" over "Bufsize kB" - Actually used space vs. Size of
   the buffer? (If so, could the "Valid kB" be changed to "kB in use" or
   something a bit more descriptive?)

 - Hubert

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