Recommended SWAP space for large amounts of ram (8GB)
kudzu at tenebras.com
Wed Sep 14 17:27:23 UTC 2011
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:55 AM, Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
> ... In these days of plentiful RAM, the new rule of thumb is "if you're
> swapping, then you're doing it wrong."
I think your response follows the excellent pedagogical principle: "a
little inaccuracy saves a lot of explanation." But... disk is still
(by far) the cheapest commodity, and the opportunistic paging
algorithm manages VM very well. VM is not by any means obsolete, and
seeing paging behavior is not a sign of a misconfigured system.
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