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Re: when is swap allocated

that is perfectly normal, linux is incredibly efficient at using
memory.  my main server has been up almost 6 months and is used _a
lot_.  and my mem stats:

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        127544     119664       7880     100528       6016      34736
-/+ buffers/cache:      78912      48632
Swap:       261496       7604     253892

dont expect mem usage to go too high unless your doing extreme stuff..i
keep a lot of swap for emergencies. incase a process gets outta control i
got plenty of room ..


On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Brian J. Stults wrote:

bs7452 >I was just wondering when/why swap space is used.  I rooted around a bit
bs7452 >in the various sources of documentation, but didn't find what I was
bs7452 >looking for.  The reason I ask is that swap is very rarely used on my
bs7452 >system.  Most of the time, the results of "free" look like this:
bs7452 >
bs7452 >             total       used       free     shared    buffers    
bs7452 >cached
bs7452 >Mem:        128300     125204       3096      91920       2784     
bs7452 >61060
bs7452 >-/+ buffers/cache:      61360      66940
bs7452 >Swap:       273024       4344     268680
bs7452 >
bs7452 >
bs7452 >Maybe I should be glad that there is little need on my system for swap,
bs7452 >but I'm a little surprised and worried that something is not set
bs7452 >properly.
bs7452 >
bs7452 >
bs7452 >Thanks.
bs7452 >-- 
bs7452 >
bs7452 >Brian J. Stults
bs7452 >Doctoral Candidate
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bs7452 >University at Albany - SUNY
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bs7452 >Web: www.albany.edu/~bs7452
bs7452 >
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