periodic, short freezes
zbyszek at szalbot.homedns.org
Sat Nov 11 08:36:28 UTC 2006
On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> The fact that swap is in use, together with your description,
> indicates that your system is overloaded; those transient loads are
> causing it to periodically demand more working memory than is backed
> by RAM, so the system goes into a frenzy of swapping trying to
> accomodate, and system performance falls in the toilet until the load
> goes away.
> Add more RAM or limit the workload.
Now that something to check - thank you very much Kris. Is that so that on
a typical system with enough memory to do its job there is no swap use on
average? From what I can tell swap is always used to some extent but I
have checked another system and swap use there is 0%. So you may be right
that this is the problem.
Jonathan - what is your swap use? Cause you also experience this kind of
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