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Sarge: plenty of free RAM, but uses swap

Hi all!

I just noticed that sarge  is using swap, but there is still plenty of
memory free:
# free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1036532     441552     594980          0      23732     265492
-/+ buffers/cache:     152328     884204
Swap:       351752          0     351752

# uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.8-1-686 #1 Thu Nov 25 04:34:30 UTC 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

My previous distro (Fedora2) didn't use swap at all. It just occupied
almost all RAM, of course with lots of "cached" showing up at # free.
How can one force it to use RAM first and then swap ?
(I've google, but didn't find a solution)

Thanks & best regards,

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