On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 23:16:49 +0000, Alastair M. Robinson wrote:
>
> The most important thing to do is balance your tile cache setting, as
> you've already found.  You want it large enough that GIMP doesn't have
> to use its own virtual memory, but not so large that the OS has to use
> virtual memory to accommodate it.  On a 2GB machine, I'd set to about
> 1.5GB, assuming GIMP has pretty much free reign over the machine.
> 

 If the OS has better virtual memory than what available to gimp, then
you would want to use that one. In Linux, I think in most cases, you
would want to use the (often in multiple disks) swap partitions/files
available to the OS.
 If you want to keep the system friendly to other apps as well, you
might consider a smaller than the available memory tile cache
setting...

PS. SOT: many people have more than one disk on their system. In that
case they should consider these example fstab entries:
/dev/hdf1               swap                    swap    defaults,pri=0  0 0
/dev/hdg5               swap                    swap    defaults,pri=0  0 0
/stuff/swap             swap                    swap    defaults,loop,pri=0 0 0
 (you might spell it as: "raid0 swap with three disks")
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