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    SubjectRe: Swap vs No Swap.
    Thank you for understanding!

    James A Sutherland wrote:

    > On Thursday 22 November 2001 4:25 pm, war wrote:
    > > Why have SWAP if you don't need it - answer that.?
    >
    > Having it is supposed to improve performance. If you take two identical
    > machines, and enable swap on one but not the other, the first machine should
    > have better performance: it can cache the FS more effectively.
    >
    > Now, if you have INSANE amounts of RAM (i.e. enough to have everything
    > running in RAM *AND* every file you access cached) the swap will make no
    > difference at all. Under any other circumstances, it should make things
    > better.
    >
    > James.
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