What is swap cache?

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Issue

What does the swap cached amount represent?

$ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:        8059232 kB
MemFree:          330272 kB
Buffers:          140656 kB
Cached:          3754884 kB
SwapCached:       105992 kB
...

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7

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