ubuntu on a laptop, regular unwanted disc access

michaelpo@myjaring.net mike_po at streamyx.com
Sun Dec 10 08:27:19 UTC 2006

Why is too much ram a problem?
How much is too much?

Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
>> Is there something that is recommended to be altered?
> That's a pretty difficult subject. I think there is a howto on
> http://www.tlpd.org/, however I haven't found it just yet and it might
> be slightly outdated.
> If I remember correctly, the biggest problem is that the syslogd writes
> ever once in a while into /var/log/syslog and other files. Putting
> /var/log into a ramdisk might help, also switching swap off as well,
> however, with /var/log/ not on disk anymore, you might lose the
> possiblity to diagnose problems.
>>From my experience, switching off hard disks does not seem to save an
> awful lot of wattage, the biggest problem is probably memory (don't put
> too much memory into the system), the CPU (use all the powersave you can
> get) and reduce the backlight brightness as much as possible.
> Sorry, for having only these too general guidelines :(
> Carsten

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