Terminal 101: Managing Memory in Mountain Lion

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CrpnDeth

I get this when I use purge:

[ERROR] The device-file for this operating system, 'osx-12.1.0.xml', was not found. An attempt to revert to a previous revision of the OS device-file: 'osx-12.0.0.xml' has been made. Please file a Radar report with Apple, on the 'CoreProfile' component, version 'X'.

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Old Unix Guy

purge(8) BSD System Manager's Manual purge(8)

NAME
purge -- force disk cache to be purged (flushed and emptied)

SYNOPSIS
purge

DESCRIPTION
Purge can be used to approximate initial boot conditions with a cold disk
buffer cache for performance analysis. It does not affect anonymous memory that
has been allocated through malloc, vm_allocate, etc.

SEE ALSO
sync(8), malloc(3)

September 20, 2005

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