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Re: [Slightly OT] Releasing swap space?

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:51:07 +0100, AG wrote:

> Just a quick query about releasing swap space.  On occasion according to
> Conky (system monitoring app), the swap space (set at 3Gb) sometimes
> gets used to up to 15% especially if using something like Pan for
> usenet.

What's your amount of physical ram?
> Is there any value/ harm in releasing this space using something like:
> swapoff -a && swapon -a [1]


No harm, but no need to do it neither, unless you have a specific 
requirement. Swap usage is up to the kernel, just let it to manage as it 
desires (remember the kernel's law: "unused memory is wasted memory").



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