4-core slow due to disk access
sandyinchina at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 14:08:56 UTC 2010
On 4/26/10, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> No. 7 terminals would only use a few dozen meg of RAM. I have a 4GB
> machine as well, although only a dual core, and my machine almost
> never uses any swap at all.
> Also, I have not tweaked the setup & am on the orginal "swappiness".
Same here. Dual core with 4 gigs & almost never see swapping.
Always open: Firefox, Pidgin & a few terminals
Also often: Amarok, a few Open Office windows
Sometimes: LISP or C development
A big compilation can induce minor swapping, especially if
other things are running. Almost the only time I see heavy
swapping is when my buggy LISP code eats gigabytes of
memory just before crashing.
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