Kubuntu Feisty using up all my 1.5gb of RAM...

Eduardo Robles Elvira edulix at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 10:09:20 UTC 2007

El Jueves, 28 de Junio de 2007, D. Michael McIntyre escribió:
> I have 4 GB of RAM, and am barely running anything, but I still have cold
> processes swapped out.  When they redid virtual memory a few kernel
> versions ago, it seems to always insist on using some swap for processes
> that have been idle for some prescribed time.  I'm not on LKML, and not a
> kernel guru, and could be talking right out my butt here, but I went
> through some kind of attempt to eliminate swap some time back (a year or
> two ago, maybe?) and the only way to eliminate swap was to eliminate swap.
>  If you don't have any swap partitions or swapfiles, then, and IIRC only
> then, will you run swap-free, no matter how much RAM you have.
> But I could be talking right out my butt.  I'm barely even awake yet, and
> on my way out the door to work.

If you want to configure swap, just change the swappiness of your system. 
Simply echo a value from 0 to 100 onto /proc/sys/vm/swappiness . The higher a 
number set here, the more the system will swap - and the other way round, of 
course. You can see the current value of swappiness with the 
command "cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness". Default 60. I use 20.

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress
depends on the unreasonable man." (George Bernard Shaw)

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