Cache Memory in top command

vyaaghrah-nix at vyaaghrah-nix at
Wed Sep 29 06:50:04 UTC 2010

Hi Adam

It gets me to this following explanation

Cache: number of pages used for VM-level disk caching

I am not sure what is VM-Level disk caching?
Further it does not answer how this value is calculated for a system.


From: Adam Vande More <amvandemore at>
To: vyaaghrah-nix at
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 8:20:43 AM
Subject: Re: Cache Memory in top command

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 9:40 PM, <vyaaghrah-nix at> wrote:

Hi Everybody
>How is Cache memory in the following output calculated, on Free BSD system.
man 1 top

Adam Vande More

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