Q about swap size
jurek.bajor at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 19:29:34 UTC 2010
JB <jurek.bajor <at> gmail.com> writes:
> top - 10:43:15 up 2 days, 6 min, 5 users, load average: 8.62, 6.84, 6.26
> Tasks: 244 total, 7 running, 237 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
> Cpu(s): 60.7%us, 23.5%sy, 9.2%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 5.4%hi, 1.3%si, 0.0%st
> Mem: 509800k total, 502624k used, 7176k free, 16280k buffers
> Swap: 1048568k total, 317372k used, 731196k free, 101944k cached
> This indicates only about 30% of my 1GB swap is being used. Would increasing
that to 2GB have any affect on the load average performance?--Doc Savage
Fairview Heights, IL
Please disregard my previous message - it has some typos (high temps here :) ).
Would you please take a look at 'top' output (Ctl-M - sorted by memory use)
and share with us the system lines plus following 10 lines. Note that
the display may fluctuate, so wait for a while to understand what is really
happening and then capture the output for us.
As a general rule, your min swap size should be:
RAM size plus 20%
This is due to "save to swap" requirement for hibernation.
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