clean up memory of unnecessary things (Kernerl 2.6.16 or newer)

sync && echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
run sync first to flush useful things out to disk!!! To free pagecache: echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches To free dentries and inodes: echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches To free pagecache, dentries and inodes: echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
Sample Output
free -t

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       4041140    3101232     939908          0     496196    1551896


             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       4041140    1078048    2963092          0        900      54600

By: KeePon
2011-06-10 07:32:28

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