Re: Proxy of large files

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:11:36 +0000

At 11:47 22/01/97 +0800, David Luyer wrote:
[big snip]
>server, where we can have 150M of RAM used in buffers/cache) and the OS
>should choose the most used files on the system to cache (as long as it
>is tuned to swap aggressively so it gets rid of all those idle processes
>like getty).

I would be interested to know how Linux can be "tuned" to swap out idle
processes. The only way I could see how to do this was writing a process
that malloc()'d and scribbled on huge amounts of memory, thus forcing
things out.
Its an odd way to do "tuning". If anyone knows better, _please_ say.

Jonathan L.

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