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SubjectRe: Swap vs No Swap.
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001 16:12:32 +0000
James A Sutherland <jas88@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> "when it swaps" is meaningless: Linux ALWAYS swaps when there is swapspace.
> Do you mean when it *thrashes*? Or does your system have problems during I/O

> such as not using DMA for disk access?

[17:03 athena] dang> free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 255304 184416 70888 716 12636 77524
-/+ buffers/cache: 94256 161048
Swap: 128484 0 128484
[17:03 athena] dang> uname -a
Linux athena.fprintf.net 2.4.13-ac7-preempt-sse #1 Mon Nov 5 14:06:53 EST 2001
i686 unknown
[17:04 athena] dang>

Linux does not always swap.

Daniel

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