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SubjectRe: Swap vs No Swap.
On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, war wrote:

> 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.

This also means that the the caching of files from your
filesystem (say, /usr/bin/netscape or /lib/ is
1000x faster than reading them from disk.

> No swap = fastest possible solution.

Not true if having no swap means you do not have enough
memory to cache /lib/ ;)


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