Doubt on echo 1 >> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
fedora at rmrf.net
Fri Dec 21 19:27:12 UTC 2007
On 12/21/07, Gijs <info at boer-software-en-webservices.nl> wrote:
> And yes, it is safe to do.
Safe, but not recommended. I can't see any real-world use for this.
The only practical use of which I'm aware is if you are doing I/O
benchmarking and you want to test the actual speed of the I/O, as
opposed to the efficacy of the pagecache. On a normal system, the
pagecache dramatically increases performance by not having to go to
disk for filesystem data or metadata, depending on what cache you're
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