firefox weirdness

Baza baza at
Wed Nov 3 01:20:46 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 16:23 -0600, JProgrammer wrote:
> This is simply from the Linux ram caching model. Unlike windows Linux
> does not unload things from RAM when a program exits. Since unused RAM
> is wasted RAM it keeps a cache of things that have been loaded from the
> HD. So if there isn't long between loading of Firefox Linux will simply
> use that cached RAM making lengthy I/O unnecessary to reload the

Yeah, I knew it was caching. I was in flidd mode and not thinking before



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