When I am running top command (on embedded system with 64 MB RAM) I am getting below description on total memory usage:
"Mem: 43468K used, 968K free, 0K shrd, 1280K buff, 21896K cached"
It looks like I have only 968 KB of ram free. But meanwhile I can see 21896KB in cache. Can I allocate (malloc) more than 968 from an application meantime ? If I do so, will the ram be reclaimed from cache ?