Originally Posted by syg00
I not normally a fan of resurrecting dead threads, but you're destroying potential evidence doing that. Try echo-ing "1" and see if it has the same effect.
What is you swappiness value ?.
It's currently set to 60, the default. I have read I can use a more conservative value since I have lots of ram. Typically 4-7gb free for whatever that's usually used for caching. Unless there was a runaway process eating memory it should never run out.
free -m always shows 4-7gb free so I don't think that is the case.
The machine does typically swap about around 100k, which I would think is negligible to performance.
echo 1 has the same effect.
It just seems to me that mem requests are not freeing memory as intended. I don't know how to figure out if this is an application issue or a system issue.