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Re: swap not being used



also sprach Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.dyndns.org> [2002.12.23.1256 +0100]:
> >   Mem:        516580     475844      40736          0     170540     224736
> >   -/+ buffers/cache:      80568     436012
> >   Swap:       996020          0     996020
> > 
> > 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?
> 
> You haven't consumed all RAM yet.

I have, although then I was unable to get a free output as the system
was very unresponsive, the mouse very quirky, and it would hardlock
sooner or later.

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