[LoN]Kamikaze wrote: >> Don't forget that the system also pages to swap space and it takes the >> attitude of parking as much as possible out there in case it comes in >> to demand again. Ten if it really needs the space for something, it >> invalidates the oldest stuff and uses that space. >> >> So, you should really expect that your swap space should be >> nearly maxed all the time if things are working well. > > If this is the case something is really wrong on my system: > > Swap: 4096M Total, 4096M Free > > either top doesn't show the precautionary swapping or this is not happening.
"Precautionary" swapping does exist, but it's not that often :) What the poster probably meant is that it's possible to have a perfectly working system which looks like it's using a lot of swap if the swapin/swapout rate is low enough.
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