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Old 07-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Swap used while there is still free memory

I am curious as to why opensuse 12.1 is using small amounts of swap memory when there is still 700MB free out of a total of 2GB? All I am using this machine for is Firefox and I have stripped out stuff like the blue-tooth service, cups, and the mail services.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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From what I have gathered from the wiki is that this is a normal operation that linux carries on to ensure there is always memory. Thanks for the link, I am not too worried about since it hardly uses much, no more than 929k that I have noticed and the box is still running really well, load averages stay well below 1. I really only see swap being used after the box has been running firefox more than lets say 5 hours.


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