Re: Questions regarding Linux swapping.

Marnix Coppens (
Tue, 03 Aug 1999 10:01:20 +0200

Robert de Bath <> wrote:
>What I used to do was force everything out just after boot and let the
>kernel page it back in:
>dd bs=32768k count=1 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null
>but that's been optimised away now, now you have to use:
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>cat /dev/zero | dd ibs=1k count=32768 obs=32768k of=/dev/null
#include "confession_of_ignorance.h"

What exactly do you mean by that? Is it some sort of buffer/cache
change in the latest kernels or something?


Marnix Coppens

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