My system log is showing me things like this: Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel: low swap: suspending pid 14091 (firefox) Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel: low swap: suspending pid 936 (Dragon Dictate) Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel: memorystatus_thread: idle exiting pid 96 [wdhelper] Mar 11 19:20:35 keybounceMBP kernel: (default pager): [KERNEL]: Swap File Error.
My boot-args is just boot-args -v -s I have approximately 2 GB of compressed space, and zero bytes of swap used. bash-3.2# ls /var/vm total 1114112 65536 swapfile0 1048576 swapfile1 bash-3.2# The system is able to allocate swap files, but for some reason is refusing to use them. Also, in the past I moved away from compressed swap to "just go directly to swap files" because I discovered that my system would consistently wind up with about 10 GB of compressed space, leaving with only 6 GB of working space. I recently reset it to use the normal compressed swap because I'm no longer using the heavy workload that needed more than 6 GB of working space. My old boot args was boot-args -v -s vm_compressor=1 and it worked fine until my boot partition ran out of space (At which point it died horrifically; in contrast, although the compressed swap setup won't use the swap file, and runs into trouble much much sooner, it is graceful and the "out of memory panel" actually works.) --- Entertaining minecraft videos http://YouTube.com/keybounce _______________________________________________ MacOSX-talk mailing list MacOSXfirstname.lastname@example.org http://www.omnigroup.com/mailman/listinfo/macosx-talk