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The R Zone: Why Swap on Linux is Always Good, Even with Tons of RAM

Jan 18, 2006, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Rudd-O for this link. ]

"Lately, I've been wondering if it's at all convenient to disable swap on Linux, when memory is so cheap nowadays. Of course, having tons of RAM is a great thing: the more code and data the operating system can maintain into RAM, the faster the system will go. Ideally, you'd want to have as much physical RAM as needed to keep all your frequently-used programs and their data in memory.

"I ended up keeping swap active. And here's why..."

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