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Re: [SLE] Maximum swap size
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 02:44:34 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0503070237150.7405@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Sunday 2005-03-06 at 07:51 -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> But keep in mind, your system will be pretty much unusable whenever the
> working set size (the amount of memory system-wide that is being
> actively accessed) gets much bigger than the available (non-kernel)
> physical memory. When that happens, paging activity increases sharply
> while CPU utilization drops because processes are spending most of
> their time waiting for their virtual memory contents to be paged in.

He, he... I have a P-130 machine here with 32 MB and 787060K swap space...

I had to do that because the YOU module in suse 7.3 had a bigish memory

Carlos Robinson

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