5 "memory" tag seems to get used for this stuff, "resources" not so much.
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How can I describe or explain the 155M "buffers" abovein the output of free?

I don't have any (known) problem with this system. I am only surprised and curious to see that "buffers" is almost as high as "cache" (155M v.s. 180M). I thought "cache" represented the page cache of file contents, and tends to be the most significant part of "cache/buffers". I'm less clear what "buffers" are for.

For example I checked on a beefiercompared this to my laptop, which has more RAM. "buffers" was 10% of On my laptop the "buffers" figure is an order of magnitude smaller than "cache" (200M v. Hows. 4G). If I had a proper understanding of what "buffers" were, then I could start to ask why the buffers might you explain that difference?grow to such a larger proportion on the smaller system.

How can I describe or explain the 155M "buffers" above?

I don't have any (known) problem with this system. I am only surprised and curious to see that "buffers" is almost as high as "cache". I thought "cache" represented the page cache of file contents, and tends to be the most significant part of "cache/buffers". I'm less clear what "buffers" are for.

I checked on a beefier laptop. "buffers" was 10% of the "cache". How might you explain that difference?

How can I describe or explain "buffers" in the output of free?

I don't have any (known) problem with this system. I am only surprised and curious to see that "buffers" is almost as high as "cache" (155M v.s. 180M). I thought "cache" represented the page cache of file contents, and tends to be the most significant part of "cache/buffers". I'm less clear what "buffers" are for.

For example I compared this to my laptop, which has more RAM. On my laptop the "buffers" figure is an order of magnitude smaller than "cache" (200M v.s. 4G). If I had a proper understanding of what "buffers" were, then I could start to ask why the buffers might grow to such a larger proportion on the smaller system.

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man proc (ignoreI ignore the hilariously outdated definition of "large"):

man proc (ignore the hilariously outdated definition of "large"):

man proc (I ignore the hilariously outdated definition of "large"):

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