If its the OS cache the kernel ought to free the memory when there is
something else worth caching. Its not a big deal if the cache is full so
long as the system still performs well.
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:51 AM, Denis Gasparin <denis(at)edistar(dot)com> wrote:
> Tom Lane ha scritto:
> > Denis Gasparin <denis(at)edistar(dot)com> writes:
> >> I'm evaluating to issue the drop_caches kernel command (echo 3 >
> >> /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches) in order to free unused pagecache, directory
> >> entries and inodes.
> > Why in the world would you think that's a good idea?
> > regards, tom lane
> We see cached memory growing on constant base, even if there are no
> connections to database.
> We have some tables that are truncated and reloaded with updated data on
> regular basis (3,4 days).
> It seems like postgres or the operating system (linux) is keeping in
> cache that old data even if it has been deleted.
> We're searching a way to free that memory without shutting down pgsql.
> Thank you for your help,
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