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Old 04-24-2002, 01:38 PM   #16
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I would be okay with it except it isn't releasing the swap even after two days of no real activity. Why will it not release swap?


total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 512948 506448 6500 48 86536 378564
-/+ buffers/cache: 41348 471600
Swap: 554232 3712 550520
 
Old 04-24-2002, 01:44 PM   #17
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why releasing 3712 bytes of swap that is in use??
 
Old 04-24-2002, 02:01 PM   #18
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Is it in use? I mean I thought swap was supposed to release after time if the code isn't being used. I am down to only operations that were on at boot.
 
Old 04-24-2002, 02:19 PM   #19
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Is it in use? I mean I thought swap was supposed to release after time if the code isn't being used. I am down to only operations that were on at boot.
no it's not like In use.. more like " used"
 
Old 04-24-2002, 05:43 PM   #20
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I'm not exactly sure why it isn't releasing the swap. I checked the help for the CPU/MEM Gnome applet and they had a definition of swap: "Swap is a section of the hard drive where the kernel puts parts of programs which are not currently being used so that it can retrieve them easily when it needs to." I wonder if you have some type of server (database, web, mail) that starts on boot but isn't being used.
 
  


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