[Spambayes] memory consumption...
Tue, 01 Oct 2002 19:50:01 +1000
>>> Carel Fellinger wrote
> I take it that your new to linux? Otherwise ignore my rambling.
> Linux uses all its free memory for caching, but only trully free
> memory. So before any swapping starts the cache will shrink to its
> bare minimum first.
That's what I'd expected. But it looked like this little laptop had
got confused, and wouldn't let go of the cached ram. a reboot later
and it's happy again, and tossing cached data away, rather than
paging everything else out.
oh well. file under "one of those freaky things that computers sometimes