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

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 4:39 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> --
> Yves-Alexis

I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that a value of zero
would effectively disable swapping altogether.

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