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Re: Memory



On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:17:47AM -0800, Todd A. Jacobs wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 11:37:41PM -0800, Freeman wrote:
> 
> > Writes to a swap file on your drive. Or a swap file on your ram drive
> > in memory if you have one. :)
> 
> There are probably some edge cases where a swap file on a RAM drive is
> valid, but I can't think of any that don't involve misbehaving apps that
> want to manage their own swapping rather than letting the kernel do it.
> 
> The whole point of swap is to trade disk I/O for RAM, so swapping to RAM
> disk seems rather self-defeating. What's your use case for this?
> 

A misbegotten attempt at humor! 

However, I did see a case once.  Maybe not sure how meritable it is.

The OP conjectured that less available memory would cause etch (or maybe
apps) to manage memory more aggressively.

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Kind Regards,
Freeman


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