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SubjectExcessive swapping using afio

In article <>, Mike
Black <> writes:

> I'm running a backup script that uses afio and gzip. It eventually starts
> causing a LOT of swapping activity for no apparent reason. This is on 1.3.97
> but has been happening for a long time.

Don't worry about it, it's just that a change in the way we do file
reads resulted in normal filesystem reads being accounted as swap-ins.
It's merely an accounting problem --- there's not in fact that much
swapping going on.

Stephen Tweedie <>
Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.

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