On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 09:50:08AM +0100, Alan Buxey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > BTW, Unix "trashing" is rare to find, or at least to heard. When it moves
> > data to disk it does not sound like Windows Machine Gun Swap Routine (TM),
> 
> ;-)
> 
> easiest way to see when you're swapping is to go to a shell and type
> 'free'

this is linux specific, and wrong. It is very sensible of the kernel to
swap out data that is likely not to be used for other apps like gimp.

> you shouldnt see the swap number used at all if you want best
> performance.

Any non-obsolete linux kernel version can be expected to swap out 6-10mb
even shortly after a boot, and even if memory is available.

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