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Re: Unfortunate Dummy.

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 01:43:25AM +0800, David Palmer wrote:
> The swap file is absolutely necessary.
> This is the space on the disc where operating transactions take place.
> Without a swap file, you don't have a system.

That isn't true. With enough memory, swap is unnecessary. Even without
enough memory, no swap file simply means that you'll occasionally run
out of memory rather than swapping out bits of what's currently in
memory to disk when memory gets low. The latter is *usually* what you
want, but if it's happening too much then you need to get more memory.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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