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Old 06-03-2004, 02:16 AM   #1
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(version 5.1 chapter 08 fstab) vs (man fstab)

the book's example says "swap" for the second field of the swap partition, man fstab (on mdk10) says the second field should be "none." which is "more" correct?
the reason i say "more" is because right now, my fstab doesn't even have an entry for swap. that's another thing i want to ask: is that bad? am i slowing down my system by not mount the swap partition?
things seem to work fine though.
Old 06-03-2004, 12:14 PM   #2
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/dev/hda5    swap      swap     defaults       0     0
this is one of my fstab entries..................
it also depends on how much RAM you have........
One of my boxes has 320 megs and the swap is 300.........
linux will use 15-20 for swap sometimes when I do heavy graphics work.....but I see no noticeable slowdown
at all.............
Old 06-03-2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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i have 512 megs of ram. i don't see slowness when using mdk10.
however, sometimes, while using links on the lfs console (X not even running), it takes like 0.5 second to response to my keyboard input. and the page (while using links) is crawling up/down. i am very surprised.
i don't think it's the swap thing because no kde, no X running, and i have 512 meg. i can't see how that's a memory thing. i suspect it's the monitor or a video thing. still it never happens when i use mdk10.
any clues as to what's going on?


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