Swappiness...

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 3 21:07:31 UTC 2007


On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 22:44 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-03-03 at 16:09 +1100, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> >> On 02Mar2007 16:00, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >> | In an attempt to see what swappiness does to the performance
> >> | of my machine, I tried setting it and experimenting. Well, I
> >> | don't seem to be able to do that.
> >> | 
> >> | $ su -
> >> | # cd /proc/sys/vm
> >> | # cat swappiness
> >> | 60
> >> | # echo 40>swappiness
> >> | # cat swappiness
> >> | 60
> >> [...]
> >>
> > Okk, I'll bite. What is swappiness?
> > 
> 
> Rather than biting....try googling.  "swappiness linux"
> 
Very good. Doing the google confirmed whast I said recently on the list
that swap is really not part of the standard VM operation of the kernel.
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>




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