cp'ing or ftp'ing a 6Mb file eats 6Mb of free memory
Posted on 2000-04-05
under SunOS 5.6
(following numbers taken from TOP and
my total free memory is 2048Mb
current free mem is 1920Mb
Now, when I copy of ftp a 6 Mb file
to this box, free mem drops 6Mb and
seems to stay there until the file
is deleted. Once it is deleted the 6Mb
reutrns to the free memory pool
Now why is this happening??
the file is copied to disk so why is 6Mb
of mem being tied up by this??