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SubjectRe: Swap vs No Swap.
Once again, I have enough ram where I am not going to run out for the things I
do.
I never need swap.

When the system swaps, it slows down the system responsiveness big time.


Oliver Neukum wrote:

> Am Donnerstag 22 November 2001 02:53 schrieb war:
> > I do not understand something.
> >
> > How can having swap speed ANYTHING up?
> >
> > RAM = 1000MB/s.
> > DISK = 10MB/s
> >
> > Ram is generally 1000x faster than a hard disk.
> >
> > No swap = fastest possible solution.
>
> At some point you will run out of ram. Then you have to start paging. The
> only question there is whether you page only mmaped files including program
> code or whether you also write out program data.
>
> HTH
> Oliver

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