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anyone know of a terminal/run command to clear out my RAM and my swap space? the other OS had a prog called freemem which would clean it out, and older machines would run a bit faster after it. I'd love to flush it out on this work machine I use (pent 2, mepis 3.3)
ive allways just opened ~2000 photos at the same time.. That about fills my gig of RAM and 2 gigs of swap.. (; Tho the even when I need this is very rare. Linux has superior memory management whem compared to other OS:s, so there realy isnt any need to flush the whole ram&swap. If you see 'free' reporting low values, dont forget that many apps like to cache memory, so most of the memory thats missing from free, isnt in use. Freeing cached memory for use by another app isnt strategically slower than using free mem.
Thats just my thoughts on the matter, I know it doesnt answer your question too well.. (;
Originally posted by rodeoclown Should never be a reason to clear out physical RAM usage.. but if you have swap files in place but not being used.. a simple:
Should clear it out...
I dunno. Have u tried this? When i've done it (im running a pretty robust machine...), the system
can slow down to the point where you cannot get to a shell. If I could have, I would've just killed
the whole gdm session.
I tried that out and the results very pretty disastrous if I had even one byte of swap in use when deactivating it. I managed to save my testmachine by doing a swapon eventhough the swapoff wasnt fully finihed yet.. Was running out ram quick.. d:
I dont recomend taking swap off to clear anything.. There realy is no use in clearing memory unless some areas are better than others, and if thats the case, its time to swap the ram.. d: