Why has my swap pager gone nuts?

Borgmaster ribo6611 at student.uu.se
Tue Apr 8 06:54:54 PDT 2003

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Alexander Haderer wrote:

> At 15:30 08.04.2003 +0200, Borgmaster wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >When I try this, X is disabled but some daemons are running, such as
> >Samba, ntpd, linux emulation, etc. Top reports ~430Mb free. I have 512Mb
> >RAM in the machine and 256Mb swap partition. I know that one is supposed
> >to have twice swap as physical RAM, but is that really necessary on my
> >single user workstation? 1.5G of total memory is twice the memory I have
> >in some other servers...
> Where does this 1.5G come from? I see 512MB RAM +256MB swap.

1.5G if I would have 512RAM + twice that in swap. Seems overkill to me...

> Nevertheless:
> top can show you the processes running, ordered by memory usage:
> top -o size
> With this command you should be able to find your memory eater(s).

Thank you very much. I'll try that as soon as I get home.

Best regards,
Rickard Borgmäster

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