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    SubjectRe: Swap vs No Swap.
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    On Thursday 22 November 2001 4:25 pm, war wrote:
    > Why have SWAP if you don't need it - answer that.?

    Having it is supposed to improve performance. If you take two identical
    machines, and enable swap on one but not the other, the first machine should
    have better performance: it can cache the FS more effectively.

    Now, if you have INSANE amounts of RAM (i.e. enough to have everything
    running in RAM *AND* every file you access cached) the swap will make no
    difference at all. Under any other circumstances, it should make things
    better.


    James.
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