Some ideas for FreeBSD

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Thu Feb 7 08:30:32 UTC 2008

> Even if you HAD to use files, i can't imagine that writing a script that groks the output of the proper sysctl and creates a new swap file on demand would be that hard.

for those usable to write simple script - there is 

still - in XXI century disk sizes, even some overcommiting swap space 
doesn't make a problem.

if program needs 10 or more times swap than memory, the program should be 
changed to use less memory hungry algorithm, or be tunable (like sort with 

swap is NOT memory replacement

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