Caches Explained

  1. anupritaisno1
    KitKat Oct 12, 2020

    anupritaisno1 , Oct 12, 2020 :

    Also, get your terms right

    /cache is a mount point. cache is a partition label

    You can NOT say /cache partition. There is no such thing. A mount point can NOT be a partition. The "/" makes a very big difference in meaning

    You can say the partition that is mounted on /cache

    Artemus. likes this.
  2. PhotonBeard
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    PhotonBeard , Oct 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM :

    So is the answer absolutely nothing happens? Your post mentioned ART caches being rebuilt, but my understanding is that not even that is done.

    For example I wiped the Cache in OnePlus recovery and then ran a report of all files that had been modified that day (assuming that it would cause some files to be deleted and recreated). All I could see were log files, app databases, journal files etc. Nothing cache like.

    I then wiped the cache in TWRP and immediately could see that the contents of /data/dalvic-cache had been rebuilt.