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Re: Swap overdraft ?

Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> Linux always runs in over commited mode. Pages are only used if a program is
> writing to it. And yes, this may crash the System if is trashing cause of
> fullswap.

From: Ami Ganguli <ami@ganguli.com>
> This might explain some strange problems I've been having.  Is there a
> way to to turn this off?

No, but if you add some swap space you can test if that's the problem.
If you can find an empty partition, you can set it up with "mkswap" and
"swapon" to be a second swap partition. If that works, you can add it to
/etc/fstab so that it's started automaticaly.


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