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Re: Free Cache Memory (Linux) and Postgresql

From: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
To: Denis Gasparin <denis(at)edistar(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Free Cache Memory (Linux) and Postgresql
Date: 2008-09-30 22:02:32
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On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 03:51:44PM +0200, Denis Gasparin wrote:
> It seems like postgres or the operating system (linux) is keeping in
> cache that old data even if it has been deleted.

Just remember: "free memory" is "memory you paid for and are not
using" == "wasted memory". The OS knows damn well it's not important
and will throw it out if necessary, but it costs nothing to keep it.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
> Please line up in a tree and maintain the heap invariant while 
> boarding. Thank you for flying nlogn airlines.

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