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Oct 26, 2008, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])

""Recently I've began noticing that the amount of free memory (as seen by the command "free" or "free -m") is always decreasing, but never goes under a 100M.... Now, funny thing is, when I copy a large file (2GB) and 'sudo vi' it, the system starts responding slowly (as expected), the process uses a lot of memory (as expected) and sometimes even swap is used (as expected). But when I then terminate the vi-session, I "gain" free memory: where I used to have 100MB free left, I now have 2GB again.""

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