On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 09:28:47PM +0200, herbert langhans wrote: > Hi Daemons, > recently I had to add some more RAM on a workstation. Was 512MB before and is > 2GB now, the reason was to give some graphic apps more space. > > But to my surprise the workstation ran faster--but before adding RAM it did > NOT make use of the swap-partition and after the big RAM chip of course not > too (checked it with #top). > > This was a Slackware installation. Had anyone experienced such effect on BSD > as well?
All available RAM will be used for caching, reducing the need for slow disk accesses for repeated read I/O. Kris -- In God we Trust -- all others must submit an X.509 certificate. -- Charles Forsythe <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"