Why would my server be swapping...
Wouter van Vliet
wouter.van.vliet at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 13:03:53 UTC 2004
On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:52:24 -0400 (EDT), ne... <akabi at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2004 at 14:38, Wouter van Vliet in a soothing rage wrote:
> >G'day my fellow Fedorians,
> >Crappy intro, huh? Anyway, I've got a question - bit of an oddity I
> >noticed in the output to the "free" command. I'll post that output
> >before I continue:
> > total used free shared buffers cached
> >Mem: 515536 196040 319496 0 22448 120144
> >-/+ buffers/cache: 53448 462088
> >Swap: 1052248 151476 900772
> >Hope the mail brings it over nice and columny. Anyway, what it shows
> >is 311 megabytes of free memory and 147MB used swap space. Isn't that
> >a bit odd, and shouldn't the server only be swapping when all (or at
> >least most) of the RAM is in use?
> You left out the kernel version you use. Swap usage varies between
> kernel versions.
> Mem: 515828k total, 354288k used, 161540k free, 115340k buffers
> Swap: 1048568k total, 132k used, 1048436k free, 92048k cached
> This is from my FC3t2 box.
I'm using FC2, don't actually know :$:$ what kernel is currently
active, or how to find out. These are the installed kernels (according
to rpm -q kernel).
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