Swap and memory optimization

bsd bsd at todoo.biz
Thu Oct 1 07:58:39 UTC 2009


I have a FBSD 6.4p7 box that I use as a mail server - 1Go RAM - RAID1
Works quite well.

As I plan to put 100 more mail accounts soon on the server I was  
wondering if the memory & swap was ok on the server considering these  

last pid: 18956;  load averages:  0.04,  0.11,   
  19+08:36:23  09:53:38
125 processes: 1 running, 124 sleeping
CPU:  0.0% user,  0.0% nice,  1.5% system,  0.4% interrupt, 98.1% idle
Mem: 499M Active, 70M Inact, 362M Wired, 41M Cache, 111M Buf, 20M Free
Swap: 2000M Total, 160M Used, 1840M Free, 8% Inuse

Though It looks good to me - the server swaps a bit (between 8 to 14%)  
and there is not much memory left.

Let me know what you think about these figures.


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