Question on Swapping

RW rwmaillists at
Sun Aug 1 10:42:52 UTC 2010

On Sun, 1 Aug 2010 01:12:27 -0700
Doug Hardie <bc979 at> wrote:

> I have a question about what I am seeing on several servers.  These
> are 4 core machines with more than the needed memory.  Load is never
> above .5 and memory usually shows over half free.  I have never seen
> it even close to the limit (including buffers).  Basically these are
> lightly used servers.  However, top often shows after a few weeks of
> uptime that some of the unused gettys are swapped out. 

 Do you have vm.swap_idle_enabled?

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