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SubjectRe: [PATCH *] VM patch for 2.4.0-test8
Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Martin Josefsson wrote:
> > I've been trying to get my machine to swap but that seems hard with this
> > new patch :) I have 0kB of swap used after 8h uptime, and I have been
> > compiling, moving files between partitions and running md5sum on files
> > (that was a big problem before, everything ended up on the active list and
> > the swapping started and brought my machine down to a crawl)
>
> No preemptive page-outs?
>
> 0kB swap means if you suddenly need a lot of memory, inactive
> application pages have to be written to disk first. There are always
> inactive application pages.
>
> Maybe the stats are inaccurate.

Perhaps, but I run most of my machines without swap. They are between 64 and
256M. Servers are pretty constant in their mem usage, I use about 75%. The
workstations sometimes run down to a few megs free (read 'using netscape') and
I then turn on a swapfile. But all in all they generally do dandy without swap
for days on some, months on others.

-d

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