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Re: Bug#581488: general: lower vm.swappiness by default for desktop installations

On jeu., 2010-05-13 at 08:41 +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > I realise that I don't have any solid evidence that this is a good
> > move, maybe others can fill in with their experience. The goal here is
> > to improve desktop responsiveness when multi-tasking, especially on
> > machines with reasonably large RAM and one or more large applications.
> >
> > [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2010/05/msg00313.html
> > [2] <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq#What is swappiness and how
> > do I change it?> [3] http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/5481/ 

I don't have much idea about side effects, especially on machine without
“reasonably large” RAM. I'm gonna try swapiness=0 for some time, and
maybe other people could try and report back, but I'd prefer to stay on
the safe side.


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