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Old 06-08-2011, 08:08 AM   #16
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I agree that it should not be used like this. Swap isn't even used on my machine, except for very rarely, and usually when something goes wrong.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 02:13 PM   #17
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I think that it's good to push limits. In this case, it doesn't seem like it's useful - but you have to keep pushing the boundaries.

I actually don't have swap either, and use tmpfs for /tmp. Works exceptionally well.
 
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I use tmpfs for FF cache. Maybe I should use it for /tmp too, but I doubt it will speed much up.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #19
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you can also use an oscilloscope as a tv, doesn't mean it's the best thing to be doing, there is a reason video cards come with so much ram.
 
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you can also use an oscilloscope as a tv, doesn't mean it's the best thing to be doing, there is a reason video cards come with so much ram.
Yes, and there's a reason my laptop came with Win 7.

Sometimes, we use things for new purposes and we find useful things. Sometimes we don't.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #21
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indeed, i simply said it wasn't the best thing to be doing, but then again it's just one of those things you shouldn't be doing unless you fully understand the potential consequences of your actions and realize you probably are on your own if something goes wrong
 
  


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