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Re: [opensuse] Get an SSD just for swap?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:09:46 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1711272008480.9593@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Tuesday, 2017-11-28 at 00:29 +1030, Rodney Baker wrote:
On Monday, 27 November 2017 22:20:12 ACDT Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Sunday, 2017-11-26 at 20:48 -0500, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 26/11/17 05:18 PM, Mikhail Ramendik wrote:



I have 16GB RAM and no swap. I haven't had swap enabled for 4+ years. Only
once have I come close to needing it, when I had 2x Win7 instances running in
VirtualBox (1x 32bit, 1x64bit) and tried to start a WinXP VM as well,
forgetting that I already had 12GB allocated to VM's and Linux was using close
to 4GB. Normally, even with Firefox and Chrome running (yes, sometimes both,
but usually only 20 or so tabs each), I don't even come close to needing to
swap.

IMHO, if you can do it the best cure for slow swap speed is enough RAM that
the system doesn't need to swap. Ever. :)

Lucky you. I can't get more RAM.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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