Oflate, I have noticed some thing unusual.
I have copied a huge file (> 1 MB) from one partition (/) to another mounted partition. The strange thing is that after the successful copy, I have seen a loss of main memory in the order of 50KB to 1MB. I have observed MemFree from /proc/meminfo getting decreased each time I do a copy.
Why should main memory be lost when copying is being done to a different mounted partion?
Details of my system:
Linux 2 2.4.20 mips unknown
Appreciate your valuble inputs.