In the last episode (Oct 01), Bill Moran said: > bsd <b...@todoo.biz> wrote: > > I have a FBSD 6.4p7 box that I use as a mail server - 1Go RAM - RAID1 > > Works quite well. > > > > As I plan to put 100 more mail accounts soon on the server I was > > wondering if the memory & swap was ok on the server considering these > > figures: > > > > last pid: 18956; load averages: 0.04, 0.11, 0.05 up 19+08:36:23 > > 09:53:38 > > 125 processes: 1 running, 124 sleeping > > CPU: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 1.5% system, 0.4% interrupt, 98.1% idle > > Mem: 499M Active, 70M Inact, 362M Wired, 41M Cache, 111M Buf, 20M Free > > Swap: 2000M Total, 160M Used, 1840M Free, 8% Inuse > > > > Though It looks good to me - the server swaps a bit (between 8 to 14%) > > and there is not much memory left. > > Looks like the server would run more smoothly with a bit more RAM. At > least an additional 256M, I would think, but considering the price of RAM, > you might as well just up it to 2G.
The amount of used swap is much less important than whether you are actively swapping (if there are In/Out values on the Swap line in top, or if "vmstat 1" shows nonzero values in the pi/po columns). 160MB of used swap is fine if it's just unused daemons (getty, idle webserver, etc). More memory can never hurt, but it doesn't seem like it's urgently needed here. -- Dan Nelson dnel...@allantgroup.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"