[NBLUG/talk] My new debin server
sampln at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 1 12:03:07 PDT 2006
William Tracy wrote:
>> In theory, Linux shouldn't swap out recently-used or commonly-used pages
>> to make room for buffer/cache. If you are experiencing paging when
>> switching applications, then you do need more physical RAM.
> It's a problem when you switch to a program that hasn't been used for
> a few hours. :-P
I suppose you could try using a ramdisk as a swap partition. I know it
sounds crazy, but I know people who swear it offers some kind of
performance gain, perhaps due to this (sometimes over-aggressive) swapping.
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>
It's there as a sop to former Ada programmers. :-)
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