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Re: swap not being used

On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 02:40:21PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
>   mother:~# cat /proc/swaps
>   Filename                        Type            Size    Used    Priority
>   /dev/hda2                       partition       996020  0       -1
> now say i'll start openoffice and mozilla and a couple of others, just to
> consume RAM. the system will not use the swap space. any idea why not?

How long did you wait? Anything in dmesg? When I start my server it has
not swap usage for up to a few hours just because it doesn't
need to  and it only has 96MB ram. Then the next day or so it
has more

adamm@polaris:~$ cat /proc/swaps
Filename			Type		Size	Used	Priority
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 partition	345388	13596	10
/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part4 partition	144576	13516	10
/dev/ide/host2/bus1/target0/lun0/part3 partition	160640	13584	10

I don't think there is anything wrong with linux.

Try checking the swap for back blocks... Maybe that might explain a thing
or two....

- Adam

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