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Re: Memory strange behaviour

On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 10:44:07AM +0800, Willy Sutrisno wrote:
| hi,
| I installed potato last week. For the past 1 week, I observed that potato very
| seldom use my swap. Previously when I was using RedHat, my comp use alot of
| swap. Sometime even reach 100%, left my ram 80% utilize.
| Eventhough there is a different in the size of the swap
| potato -  Memory: 96MB Swap: 190MB
| redhat -  Memory: 96MB Swap: 100MB
| Can someone enlighten me, why this thing happen? I can see that when
| I was using redhat, the swap is keep running. I can observe this
| from gkrellm. Now, when I use potato, it is very seldom use swap.
| The most only 10%.

Which kernel version?  Potato usually uses a 2.2 kernel.  2.4 kernels
are more swap-happy than 2.2 ones.  Also all kernels between 2.4.0 and
2.4.10 have serious problems with the VM.  (eg 2.4.7 that RH 7.2 ships



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