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Linux dstat

dstat on my Linux box shows the following

------memory-usage-----
 used  buff  cach  free
11.7G  264M 22.3G  155G
11.7G  264M 22.3G  155G
11.7G  264M 22.3G  155G

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What is the difference between used and cache.  

Why is cache not included in the 'used' column

What actually quilifies as a buffer in this readout

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Steven Vona

8/22/2022 - Mon
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