[kde-linux] VM and Swap problems

Randy Kramer rhkramer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 13:20:56 UTC 2007

On Sunday 28 January 2007 06:45 pm, david wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> > 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.
> Hmmm ... I'd suspect hardware problems. I have similar set up on my 
> laptop here (1GB swap, 768MB RAM) and haven't encountered that.

I guess you've answered this, but just to be clear, do you ever/often get to 
the point of half your swap being in use?  At that point do you notice a 
difference in system behavior/response?

Randy Kramer

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