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Memory Management

Chapter 6. Memory Management

"Minnet, jag har tappat mitt minne, är jag svensk eller finne, kommer inte ihåg..." (Bosse Österberg)

A Swedish drinking song, (rough) translation: ``Memory, I have lost my memory. Am I Swedish or Finnish? I can't remember''

This section describes the Linux memory management features, i.e., virtual memory and the disk buffer cache. The purpose and workings and the things the system administrator needs to take into consideration are described.