Swap and memory optimization
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Oct 1 11:39:48 UTC 2009
bsd <bsd at todoo.biz> wrote:
> 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.
Looks like the server would run more smoothly with a bit more RAM. At
least an additional 256M, I would think, but considering the price of
RAM, you might as well just up it to 2G.
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