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Simple question....I hope
  • From: Jonathan Brooks <jonathan.brooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 23:43:18 +0100
  • Message-id: <424B2B86.9020602@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I have a PC with 2 Intel Xeons and SuSE 9.1 installed, I use a piece of software that regularly uses up all free RAM (1Gb installed) and crashes the whole machine. Now I expected this software would need a lot of RAM, so created a 2Gb swap partition when I originally installed the OS.

The problem is that SuSE *never* tries to use swap and consequently the machine crashes every time I try to run my prog. If I run top whilst running the other prog: free RAM goes down, swap usage stays the same at 0kb, always.... :(

Is this a "known bug" - or is there something else I should be looking at to try to fix this?

Any help/suggestions much appreciated.

Cheers, Jon.

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