[clug] Swap priority on 2.6 kernel

Nigel Cunningham ncunningham at linuxmail.org
Sat Aug 14 02:15:03 GMT 2004


On Sat, 2004-08-14 at 08:51, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 14 Aug 2004, Nigel Cunningham <ncunningham at linuxmail.org> wrote:
> > For 2.6, it's probably best not to use swap.
> Why do you say that?

I say it for a couple of reasons. First, there are issues at the moment
with the performance of swapping. Work is being done on it, but people
seem to be saying that swap is actually decreasing performance. Second,
the 2.6 memory manager is supposed to do a better job :>. Of course it
always depends on how much memory you have and what you're doing with
it, but the rule of thumb for 2.6 is to not use swap if you don't have


Nigel Cunningham
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