Re: dynamic allocation of swap disk space

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 10:56:54 EST

On Tue, 11 May 2004 16:52:15 BST, John Bradford said:

> Imagine a system with limited physical RAM, and limited swap space, running a
> process which causes a lot of filesystem activity on the same physical disk
> as is being used for swap. If the total RAM, both physical and swap is almost
> completely full, increasing the swap space may allow some data from physical
> RAM to be swapped out, in favour of caching filesystem data from the disk.

Possible, but wouldn't that imply that the value of /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
is very mis-set and causing a too-high estimate of the working set size?

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