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Originally Posted by TobiSGD
True, but seeing that the OP checked in to LQ yesterday but still gave no answer to any question here I doubt that this thread is still relevant. Would be nice from the OP to posts if there is still a problem or if that issue was solved.
I was mainly bumping the real questions rather than the speculation.
If you have a long running system that has applications running that are rarely used (for example an email-client or a RSS-feedreader) sometimes the memory that is used by this application gets swapped out to make more room for caching. This increases the overall performance (especially on systems with a lower amount of RAM), but of course you will have a little lag when you begin to use the application again and the swapped out memory has to be read in again.