RAM & Swap & Speed

herbert langhans herbert.raimund at gmx.net
Sun Apr 20 19:23:29 UTC 2008

Hi Daemons,
recently I had to add some more RAM on a workstation. Was 512MB before and is 2GB now, the reason was to give some graphic apps more space.

But to my surprise the workstation ran faster--but before adding RAM it did NOT make use of the swap-partition and after the big RAM chip of course not too (checked it with #top).

This was a Slackware installation. Had anyone experienced such effect on BSD as well? 


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