[clug] to swap or not to swap that is the question

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed Jun 30 21:30:14 GMT 2004

On 30 Jun 2004, at 19:35, Kim Holburn wrote:

> Yeah well this was what my question was about.  I have a number of 
> machines, servers that have no hard Disk at all.  But one of them has 
> been going unstable.  It seems that it was running out of memory.

I have a router which had 64MB of RAM and no swap. One day I decided to 
try to move more stuff onto that machine (DHCP, DNS), so now it has a 
swap partition to hold the unused pages - about 2MB total. The swapfile 
only exists because I can't find more memory for that ancient hardware 
- it's a Pentium 133 with 8 x 8MB SIMMs.

Since I added the extra software, the machine takes twice as long to 
start up and shut down - all for want of 2MB of RAM! Them's the breaks, 
I guess.


If you use pirated software, you're supporting abusive monopolies.
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