File system cache stats.
james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Sun Aug 15 23:50:51 UTC 2004
> What's the best way to get a feeling for how the file system cache is
That's a very open-ended question. Normally, "it does", and the only
reasons for looking at it are if you're hacking on it or if you're
looking after a large machine with a particular usage pattern and
performance needs (for example, a large database machine with lots of
user process running against it).
You can take a look at free or vmstat from the procps package to see
how much memory is being used for buffers and caching .
What do you want to know?
 Incidentally, /usr/src/linux-*/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt
Buffers: Relatively temporary storage for raw disk blocks
shouldn't get tremendously large (20MB or so)
Cached: in-memory cache for files read from the disk (the
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