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From: Colin Kingsley <ckingsley@...>
Subject: Re: swap?
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 12:37:15 -0400
On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:59:38 -0600, Gyujin Park <gpark@...> wrote:
> I've recently switched to Gentoo, and the server was running fine until there was
> a problem with SWAP.
> Gentoo Server Performance decreased and of course Physical Memory was high and
> warning was sent to root, me.
> I've correctly mkswap /dev/hda2
> and correctly swapon -a
> However, it gives me resource busy.
> Also, when I do
> free
> it shows no swap is used even though physical memory level is 98%.

free shows no swap used on my system either. and 90% or more physical
memory use is standard for the linux kernel.

> Of course, the system gets unstable and forces me to shutdown some services,
> which brings down to about 95%.
> Why doesn't Gentoo utilitze swap?

What exactly are your stability issues? I've neer had a problem like
this, and a more descriptive error would be helpfull. Keep in mind
that this probably isnt gentoo specific, maybe you havent added an
entry to /etc/fstab for your swap partition?

> also, I'm only running mysql, http, vsftpd.
> What is the problem with Gentoo performance, whenever I add people and put a
> quota on, and restart quota service? The it eats Memory.

sorry, never used quotas

> Thanks,
> Tom
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