Re: Linux VM design

From: Dan Mann (
Date: Mon Sep 24 2001 - 14:11:08 EST

I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this but, wouldn't it be better to
increase ram size and decrease swap size as memory requirements grow? For
instance, say I have a lightly loaded machine, that has 192MB of ram. From
everything I've heard in the past, I'd use roughly 192MB of swap with this
machine. The problem I would imagine is that if all 192MB got used wouldn't
it be terribly slow to read/write that much data back in? Would less swap,
say 32 MB make the kernel more restrictive with it's available memory and
make the box more responsive when it's heavily using swap?

Or am I way off and just smoking crack? (which I may very well be)

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