This is incorrect.
SWAP is used on a [1GB ram/2GB swap system].
I talked to Rik about this.
He said generally SWAP is a good thing and increases performance.
However, in my case it does not.
Nov 22 12:18:41 <war> riel: For a single user system.
Nov 22 12:18:43 <ata> war: what are you trying to do ?
Nov 22 12:18:44 <riel> war: it all depends on what you use the computer for
Nov 22 12:18:56 <riel> war: that's a very important thing to specify ;)
Nov 22 12:18:57 <war> General X apps, staroffice/netscape/media
Nov 22 12:19:06 <war> compiling apps once and awhile
Nov 22 12:19:13 <riel> war: ok, in that case you omost likely don't need swap
Nov 22 12:19:32 <riel> war: but you really _need_ to tell what you are using
the computer for before anybody can give a sensible answer ;)
Nov 22 12:19:43 <war> riel: thats what I thought too, yet people still say I do
even after I told them what I was using it for
Nov 22 12:19:52 <ata> learath: nope 1gb will still win just one app will loose
Nov 22 12:19:54 <war> riel: I sent the list of my ps auxww (512 processes) and
I still had 350MB left over.
Nov 22 12:20:05 <riel> war: yup, I saw that
James A Sutherland wrote:
> On Thursday 22 November 2001 4:36 pm, war wrote:
> > The bottom line here is:
> > There is no need for swap if you have enough ram.
> > Using swap with more than enough ram does absolutley nothing for the
> > system, except by degrading the performance of it.
> If the system has so much RAM that EVERYTHING fits in RAM - programs, data
> and FS cache - then the swap won't be touched anyway, and makes no
> difference. This is rather unlikely on a PC; in practice, adding swap should
> always improve matters. (Of course, the VM isn't perfect yet...)
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