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    SubjectRe: Swap vs No Swap.
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    On Thursday 22 November 2001 5:56 pm, war wrote:
    > This is incorrect.
    > SWAP is used on a [1GB ram/2GB swap system].

    As it should be. Page out unused data to make room for more cache. This
    *should* improve performance overall. (Yes, latency suffers to boost
    throughput. A fairly common tradeoff; you'll be glad of it under heavier
    load...)

    You have "enough" RAM in that the machine doesn't crash under load, but NOT
    enough that swap would go unused.

    > I talked to Rik about this.
    > He said generally SWAP is a good thing and increases performance.
    >
    > However, in my case it does not.

    As I've said, the VM doesn't always make the right choice :)


    James.
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