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From: Bart Alewijnse <scarfboy@...>
Subject: Re: swap?
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 18:57:23 +0200
Yeah, I told him that now, in a mail I just noticed I forgot to copy the gentoo
list address into. gmail does NOT cooperate with mailing lists, *sigh*

(Incidentally, I used the dd as a test on my own computer (384mb of
mem) to see when it would start swapping out processes, in case you
wondered why I suggested doing that)

On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 12:44:09 -0400, Colin Kingsley <ckingsley@...> wrote:
> um. that makes NO sense at ALL.
> Besides, youve missed the point that using 99% of your physical memory
> is not a problem. However, the fact that /proc/sys/vm/swappiness does
> not exist is extreemly wierd, maybe you need support for it compiled
> into your kernel. While youre at it, maybe you need to check some
> other parts of your kernel config. Make sure you have shared memory
> support compiled into your kernel!

That seems sensical. I know very little about the details of swapping,
but I have swappiness as well (currenly running gentoo with, err, with
kernel 2.6.8-rc2.mm1).

However, from a quick google I think it might be a 2.6 feature; he
runs a 2.4 kernel.

--Bart Alewijnse

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