On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 11:54:53PM +0000, Edward Ned Harvey 
(opensolarisisdeadlongliveopensolaris) wrote:
> > From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss-
> > boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Nico Williams
> > 
> > As for swap... really, you don't want to swap.  If you're swapping you
> > have problems.  
> In solaris, I've never seen it swap out idle processes; I've only
> seen it use swap for the bad bad bad situation.  I assume that's all
> it can do with swap.

You would be wrong.  Solaris uses swap space for paging.  Paging out
unused portions of an executing process from real memory to the swap
device is certainly beneficial.  Swapping out complete processes is a
desperation move, but paging out most of an idle process is a good

-Gary Mills-            -refurb-                -Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-
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