Memory Mangement Problem in 5.1-RELEASE

Daniel C. Sobral dcs at
Mon Jul 28 05:26:11 PDT 2003

Ahmed Al-Hindawi wrote:
>> If your system is spending a lot of time moving data to and from swap 
>> when it is not memory-starved, or if it is stalling memory allocations 
>> that it should be able to fulfill from free RAM, that's a concern.
> That is exactly it. I emphaises th words " when it is not memory-starved 
> ". It isn't memory starved.
> Also I get 150Mb frequently of swap disk space, whilst still having a 
> complete third of my memory free!!
> I can understand everyones view on this, that the swap algorithim is 
> swaping pre-emtively. But 150MB?? Is that what is called a low level of 
> swaping??

 From the set of applications you listed, 150 MB doesn't even sound all 
that much. 300MB-400MB is the footprint I'd expect for that.

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