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Re: Swap fscked in 2.4.5?

On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 11:57:33AM -0700, Geoffrey Romer wrote:
> My swap partition is behaving very rudely. Specifically, swap space never seems
> to get freed- swap size only increases, never decreases. Once it maxes out,
> the system becomes sluggish, and there's nothing to do but reboot (the notion
> of rebooting a system to fix a problem is giving me Windows flashbacks...)
> I'm told that this is a bug in the 2.4 series- does anyone know if upgrading
> to 2.4.6 will help this problem at all? If not, are there any other 
> workarounds?

Upgrading to 2.4.6 seemed to work rather well for me.  There is some
documentation of vm issues in the kernel changelogs.  My machine has been up for
7 days as I write this and is only using 10 out of 200 megs of swap.

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