On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I don't think that's quite right. When you think about it, it doesn't
> make sense. Free memory is used for disk cache because that's a good
> use of memory, avoiding possible future disk I/O. Swapping idle memory
> to disk (causing I/O) to avoid possible future disk I/O doesn't sound
> like a good investment.
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