[kde-linux] VM and Swap problems

Bram Schoenmakers bramschoenmakers at kde.nl
Sun Jan 28 10:51:07 UTC 2007

Op zondag 28 januari 2007 09:48, schreef James Richard Tyrer:
> My system has developed an odd problem.
> I have about 1 GByte of disk swap space and 7/16 GByte of RAM.
> The VM and swap work fine till the swap space is half full.  But, after
> swap is half full the system starts removing swap until it is exactly
> half full.  When this happens, the VM system starts to thrash and the
> system won't do anything till the thrashing stops.
> I don't know if this is a KDE related problem -- perhaps there is
> something about the way KDE allocates memory that causes the thrashing.
> The system should reclaim swap but it appears that it needs to do it at
> a higher percentage of the swap space and to do it slower.
> IAC, I think that this is a Kernel issue and that I should be able to
> configure it by writing a variable in /proc/ somewhere.  But, after
> reading through the documentation I can't find any info about what to do.

With tools like top you can find out which process eats your memory.

Kind regards,

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

KDE Forum - http://www.kde-forum.org
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