limiting Buf memory

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Jan 12 05:17:02 PST 2006

Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> writes:

> on my 1GB machine:
> Mem: 529M Active, 209M Inact, 149M Wired, 38M Cache, 109M Buf, 1772K Free
> while "Cache" is dynamic, Buf is not and never goes down.
> how can i get it down to somehow like 40MB?

I can't think of a way to do that.
On the other hand, I can't think of a reason you would want to, either.

You have plenty of memory available, so I can't imagine why you'd want
to take the performance hit of reducing the buffer space.

And: buffer use *is* dynamic, it just tends to be more stable than cache.

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