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Re: [opensuse] disk cache

On September 22, 2014 2:31:55 AM EDT, Roger Oberholtzer
<roger.oberholtzer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A year or so ago I started a discussion about a problem I had with the
disk cache getting full, and then there being long delays when it was
emptied. The solution at that time (openSUSE 12.1) was to periodically

echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

At the time, this solved everything. For some reason I cannot
understand, I think this problem has returned. The cache seems to be
filling up - but the command above does not help.

I looked through the archives but could not find the message from the
person who suggested an X app that monitored the various cache. I
found this tool very useful at the time. But I have since forgotten
it. I usually record this kind of information, but not that time.
Anyone recall the name of the tool?


Here's the thread from last year.

The others that want to understand your use case should read it. I recall it
as an interesting thread.

Fyi: I love the markmail search site. has the last
couple years of opensuse emails in it for a lot of the main mailing lists.

I assume you figure out a way to search just that thread, but I'm not sure.


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