2
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3answers
476 views

Why does my system use so much cache?

Previously, on my desktop computer running Ubuntu 14.04, I had 4GB RAM, which I thought should be plenty. However, after being on for a while, my computer would seem to get slow. I have a system ...
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1answer
114 views

Know programs in cache

I have this situation with RAM and SWAP at the moment: $ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7,7G 7,5G 159M 100M ...
0
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1answer
61 views

my cache fills up but never goes down

I know Ubuntu manages memory autocratically, it stores cache on ram for quick program access, but every time I fill up the cache, it stays filled up, and Ubuntu it self cant delete the cache, if I ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Ubuntu NAS, cache files to ram for enhanced transfers?

I have a little dual core celeron computer that I will be using as a NAS. I have 8 GB of ram, and I was wondering if there was anyway to leverage that ram to increase file transfer speeds, especially ...
3
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1answer
70 views

Disable memory cache - real reason

OK, before you mark my thread a duplicate I want to say, that I know this very good answer: How do I clean or disable the memory cache? But this is not case for me. I am making some performance tests ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Changes not reflecting back to the browser. Editing files remotely through FTP. Ubuntu Server.

I am developing and editing files through FTP. The changes are not reflecting back on the browser. I have cleared cache on the browser using key combination but still the changes are not reflected. I ...
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2answers
306 views

How to disable caching in Ubuntu? Does Ubuntu consume more RAM? [closed]

I just viewed Hacker News. There is something mentioned like "Linux ate my RAM". How much is it true that linux consumes more RAM. It will be helpful if someone can provide guide to remove cache of ...
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0answers
83 views

about strange cache usage on ubuntu13.10

Ok, i have just installed ubuntu 13.10, and likes its cool, however, it also make me surprised that when I download files from Internet by using the scp or wget or firefox download, the cache usage ...
3
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1answer
1k views

What Does Cached Memory Mean when Viewing htop?

While viewing the reports of htop, I would like to know what the orange/brown 'cached memory' bars actually indicate. Really I'm looking for a more practical explanation of what I'm looking at, rather ...
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1answer
106 views

Mem vs cache in system monitor?

In the above menu, what does the difference between Mem and cache? Are they both use memory from my RAM? Which program use cache?
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0answers
119 views

Disk cache is sometimes dropped/erased

I have a memory/cpu monitor running, and sometimes see the graph line for “cached memory” drop, for no apparent reason. Earlier today Cache memory was at about 4.8GB but then dropped in two steps ( a ...
6
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3answers
2k views

How do I tell what type of CPU cache is in my laptop?

Is there an application for Ubuntu that could tell me details about CPU, CPU cache memory, memory hierarchy, cache architecture implemented in my system, cpu cache size, cpu cache, access cycle and ...
1
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1answer
185 views

Dump video data from RAM DISK to the HARD DISK?

This is the story: Some online video streaming sites like www.putlocker.com won't allow Adobe Flash Player to cache the streaming videos on your Hard Disk, so the users can't watch them offline. ...
0
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3answers
582 views

How can I use up all RAM by cache?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with 4G RAM. I have changed SWAP to 10 and installed Preload. However, My system only use less than 1G RAM to cache and It remains more than 2G RAM standby. How can I use up ...
17
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5answers
19k views

How do I use zRam?

I installed zRam as described on webupd8.org. I installed it from the terminal. Is that all I have to do or do I have to do some configuration or something? Does the zram-enabler do everything by ...
8
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2answers
20k views

How do I clean or disable the memory cache?

After the system starts, in a few minutes my memory cache fills up and it starts using the swap. Here's a screenshot of /proc/meminfo. However, if I can disable this process / clean the cache once ...
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5answers
14k views

Drawbacks of using preload? Why isn't it included by default?

I would like to know what are the drawbacks of using preload? If there would be no downside, preload would be enabled by default, so I guess there are some. Okay you need a bit more RAM, but most ...
2
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2answers
751 views

Does seeding torrents affect the harddisk RAM caching?

I've downloaded a lot of torrent files and while I'm seeding them, I've noticed that very often when I start the browser it's slow and the hard disk activity indicator is on. Usually when I start a ...
5
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4answers
16k views

Why is the cache in my memory always full?

I have 6GB RAM, i5 2.4GHZ Processor running Ubuntu 11.10. I partitioned my HD so that I have 8GB swap. When streaming online or opening several tabs in Chromium I soon have 4GB Memory in the cache. ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

Memory cache still load, after close programs

It's show on system indicator, I found solution in ubuntuforum to use command sudo echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches It's work, but why my ubuntu not handle by itself?
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2answers
6k views

Computer freezing on almost full RAM, possibly disk cache problem

The problem I think is somewhat similar to this thread. It doesn't matter if I have swap enabled or disabled, whenever the real used RAM amount starts going close to maximum and there is almost no ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Can I use all my RAM for application data?

I have yet another question about "where is my Linux memory" Question goes: can I use cache for application data? On my laptop I have 1GB ram. Situation after some time of work: browser takes 400MB ...