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Re: [Slightly OT] Releasing swap space?

On Sun 14 Aug 2011 at 15:37:34 +0100, AG wrote:

> My hard ram is 3 GB (2.84 to be exact) and I gave the same amount to  
> swap when I initially partitioned the HDD.

More than enough.

> My response to Ivan crossed yours, so if there's no value and I also run  
> the risk of meddling with the kernel's affairs, it seems wise to leave  
> well enough alone, unless I have a specific need to do so and the usage  
> has accumulated.

   brian@desktop:~$ uptime
    19:51:39 up 88 days, 21:29,  6 users,  load average: 0.10, 0.17, 0.22

   brian@desktop:~$ free
                total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
   Mem:       1035828    1000468      35360          0      67996     343620
   -/+ buffers/cache:     588852     446976
   Swap:      1951888      50132    1901756

I have no idea why 50M of swap is used but the machine chugs along. I'd
suggest you forget about it.

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