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Re: [opensuse] How Much Swap?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:31:11 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1306270327330.13225@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Thursday, 2013-06-27 at 00:58 +0200, Hans Witvliet wrote:
From: Carlos E. R. <>
On Wednesday, 2013-06-26 at 12:34 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

If swap is ever actually needed, the kernel will swap to /.

Are you sure of that? It is the first time I read of that...
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Strange indeed:
It would imply that the kernel destroys its own root...

It could be done, if the kernel automatically creates a temporary swapfile in /tmp. But I have never heard of such a thing.

afaicr, if no swap is defined, and it is _really_ needed, OOM comes
along and starts shooting processes.

Yep.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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