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I am curious to know the size of your swap partition and how much actually gets used. I know all the tutorials and howtos want you to double your swap ...
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- 04-21-2007 #1
What's your swap size/usage
In the middle of compiling mplayer within X, and launching every RAM eating program I can think of, all I can get is:
free ------------total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 253244 234156 19088 0 2424 76244 -/+ buffers/cache: 155488 97756 Swap: 305192 171832 133360
- 04-21-2007 #2
It depends, on my laptop I like the SWAP size equivalent to the RAM, so 1024M, because I like to use the hibernate, which dumps the content of the RAM into SWAP before powering off.
Otherwise, for machines of 512M of RAM and more not needing hibernate, I use the minimal SWAP possible, so something like 256M."To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
- 04-21-2007 #3
i have 512 MB RAM and i allocated 512 MB SWAP space.
my machine never used more than 120MB swap space.
- 04-21-2007 #4
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1546596 1511388 35208 0 20888 486672 -/+ buffers/cache: 1003828 542768 Swap: 262136 1288 260848
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2067880 2010612 57268 0 65080 1620216 -/+ buffers/cache: 325316 1742564 Swap: 2097144 132 2097012
- 04-21-2007 #5
I use a desktop that I built myself. It has 1GB of RAM and 1GB of swap. The most swap I have ever used was about 100MB though I can't remember what it was. Generally it won't be more than about 300k used.
- 04-21-2007 #6
- 04-21-2007 #7What are you doing that needs 1.5GB of swap
Well, may be it's because that machine is get used by more than 1 people at a time (through ssh).
- 04-21-2007 #8Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
- 04-21-2007 #9
- 04-21-2007 #10I have 1gig ram and I have never seen swap with even 1mb