Q about swap size

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 17:42:50 UTC 2010

  On 07/11/2010 10:23 AM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-07-11 at 09:01 -0700, JD wrote:
>> On 07/11/2010 09:10 AM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
>>> I've been running Fedora on my old Thinkpad A22p (P-III/M w/512MB)
>> With only half a gig of ram, you will end up thrashing like crazy.
>> Of course you will have a high load factor.
>> How about putting in it the maximum amount of ram the notebook can handle.
>> Ram is cheap now!
> JD,
> I'd love to, but the operative word in my msg was "old". The memory
> sockets in the A22p support only 256MB SODIMMs. 512MB was huge in those
> days.
> Since sending my last message I discovered that F13, like earlier
> versions, insists on installing the beagle indexer. That's a serious
> performance killer on an old machine. Removing beagle, beagle-gnome, and
> beagle-evolution has provided some relief, but there's something else
> still feeding on my system. I'm looking for other CPU/RAM hungry
> services I don't need. Like beagle, they may not be controlled by
> chkconfig.
> --Doc Savage
>    Fairview Heights, IL
After you start top,
the command P  (upper case) shows top cpu hogs.
Look under the tab %CPU
the command M shows top memory hogs.
Memory hogs usually have a very high resident set of pages.

You will have to be careful what you remove though :)

Good luck.

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