Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

what is the equivalent command for this one:

echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

but for kernels older than 2.6.16 ?

I have 2.6.12 kernel

share|improve this question
    
Why do you want to do this? –  mgorven Oct 26 '12 at 2:21
add comment

1 Answer

How about the same one. If I am not grossly mistaken or can't remember things now (just woke up and still in sleep). it should be the same. The command you mentioned is the standard way to drop caches.

share|improve this answer
1  
Only it was added in 2.6.16... –  Michael Hampton Oct 26 '12 at 0:50
1  
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.