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Alex Schuster 05-25-2011 02:17 PM

Swap performance (was: pf-sources Kernel)
 
Nikos Chantziaras writes:

> On 05/25/2011 03:12 PM, Alex Schuster wrote:
> > [...] Now I have 8G, and
> > do not notice that much swapping any more. Although... right now, swap
> > is at 600M, and the system is swapping right now. Weird. I'm running
> > rdiff- backup, this seems to increase swap size. Maybe too much of the
> > stuff it precesses is being cached? Swap is at 800M now.
>
> You can tweak this in /etc/sysctl.conf:
>
> vm.swappiness = 30
>
> Or maybe 20. The default is 60. IMO way too high for desktop systems.

Good idea, but I'm using 20 already.

I'll start another thread about this.

Wonko


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