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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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