Is swap really needed when RAM's aplenty

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Thu Aug 19 17:46:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 09:22 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> I didn't realize that memory could get fragged.

An old problem, and one reason why some other OSs *needed* occasional
reboots, after a while.  Even quitting all running applications, back
down to just having the basic desktop, and deliberately issuing flush
commands, wasn't enough to free up all the RAM.  Particularly when
something needed a big contiguous block, because some (later than boot
time ran) system things might be sitting in the middle of the RAM.

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