nocache - bypass/minimize file system caching for a program

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename nocache_1.1-1_amd64.deb
Package name nocache
Package version 1.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Dmitry Smirnov <>
Download size 17.04 KB
Installed size 77.00 KB
`nocache` tries to minimize the effect an application has on the Linux
file system cache.
Use case: backup processes that should not interfere with the present
state of the cache.
Also this package provides the following utilities:
* `cachedel`   : clear page cache for a file.
* `cachestats` : print number of cached vs. not-cached pages for a file


Package Version Architecture Repository
nocache_1.1-1_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Debian Main
nocache - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package nocache_1.1-1_amd64.deb
Source Package nocache

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install nocache deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install nocache




2019-01-04 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ondřej Nový ]
* d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
* d/control: Set Vcs-* to
[ Dmitry Smirnov ]
* New upstream release.
+ fixes hang with Glibc 2.28+ (Closes: #916415).
* Debhelper & compat to version 11.
* Standards-Version: 4.3.0.
2016-05-21 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release [May 2016].
* Removed obsolete "make.patch".
* Modernised Vcs URLs.
* Updated get-orig-source.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8.
* Build with full hardening.
2014-06-01 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (0.9-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Disabled freezing post-build tests to fix FTBFS (Closes: #746888).
* Standards-Version to 3.9.5.
2013-05-31 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [May 2013].
+ dropped "man.patch" (applied-upstream).
* New "make.patch" to rewrite Makefile from scratch in usable way.
+ simplified rules, let Makefile do the job.
* No longer use our executable wrapper template (Closes: #710019).
* Use NOCACHE_NR_FADVISE=2 for post-build tests to fix often failing
test #3 and to test FADVISE>1.
* get-orig-source to checkout tag and to set timestamp of generated
ChangeLog to commit date.
2013-05-02 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (0.8+git20130430-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [April 2013].
* Removed our man pages and ship upstream ones (our man pages were
accepted and improved upstream).
* New patch to fix "hyphen-used-as-minus-sign" in man pages.
* get-orig-source improved to produce identical orig.tar (when
possible) with accurate file's timestamps.
* debian/watch to mangle debian version.
2013-04-18 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (0+git20121017-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed Issue #5: extend (not override) LD_PRELOAD.
2013-03-18 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
nocache (0+git20121017-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #702854).

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