On Monday 05 February 2007 08:58, Scott Long wrote: > Processors and memory have vastly outpaced the speed of disks; any > amount of swapping is going to be percieved as being very slow and > something that should be avoided. Since RAM is also very cheap now, > most people just load enough RAM into their system to handle their load, > and then configure enough swap to hold a crashdump of that RAM. You > always want swap so that you can handle unexpected spikes in load > without crashing, but it's less of an integral piece of normal system > operation these days.
Mini-dumps have made it a lot easier to get away with a small amount of swap. That said it's not like disk is expensive either! -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from." -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C
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