Is it beneficial to artificially prime the buffer cache when dealing with larger files? Here's a scenario: A large file needs to be processed, line by line. Conceptually, it is easy to parallelize ...
I remember seeing a blog post a month back that used a tool in the command which acted like a user space caching tool to buffer/cache reads and writes in RAM to overcome disk or network contention. I ...
A monitoring system keeps alerting that my machine is reaching\breaking through it's RAM utilization threshold which is 15 GBs. I've done some reading and understood that the apparent RAM utilization ...
As the title, I want to check out what files are loaded in buffer. Just so it's clear, the buffers & cache I'm referring to are what show up when you run the free -m command: $ free -m ...
I run OpenBSD/amd64 5.2 on a system with 12GB of RAM, and I want to use about 6GB to 8GB for filesystem caching. By default, 5.2 amd64 comes with sysctl kern.bufcachepercent set to 20 (20%); I've ...
Is there a way to sync only one partition instead of all partitions? Something like "sync /dev/sdc1".