intr using Swap

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 23:07:56 UTC 2016


On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 6:01 PM, hiren panchasara <
hiren at strugglingcoder.info> wrote:

> Yes, I've seen this too. Inact end up accumulating a very large chunk of
> memory leaving Free to very low.
>
> What VM/pagedaemon seems to care about is Free+Cache and not just Free.
> I kind of get that Free mem is wasted mem but putting everything in Inact
> to the point that machine has to go into swap when a sudden need arises
> also doesn't seem right.
>

If the file cache is "hot" but some working storage that was used at boot
and will never be touched again is lying around (or, perhaps, that getty
listening on a virtual console you never use), it makes perfect sense to
push that out to swap.

"Swap in use" does not mean "memory management problems".

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