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SubjectRe: why swap at all?
> > Come on, that is quite an exaggeration.  It can happen in a span of 
> > minutes -- after rsyncing a dir to a backup dir, for example, which
> > fills ram rather quickly with cache I'll never use again. Or after
> > configuring and compiling a package, which does the same thing.
> >
>
> rsync is something known to break the VM's use-once heuristics.
> I'm looking at that.

I have a question about that. I keep a debian mirror on one of my machines.
there is over 70000 files. If I run find on that tree while it's
downloading the file list, it doesn't take as long. I thought it would be
nice if there was some way I could keep that in memory. The box has 256mb
ram no swap. It is configured as diskless.
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