[mythtv-users] A few 0.19 and RAM questions
fox.michael at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 09:55:49 UTC 2006
On 2/6/06, Mark Hetherington <redcane at dodo.com.au> wrote:
> I'm not an expert on this, so this is mostly a matter of what I believe to be
> true, but perhaps is not particularly accurate.
> I think no matter how much RAM you have, linux will still use some swap. I
> think it's partly so it can have stuff already swapped out, even if it is in
> RAM as well, so it doesn't take as long to swap when needed. I'm fairly
> certain 512Mb is sufficient unless your looking at multiple encoders.
top - 20:54:22 up 7 days, 23:10, 3 users, load average: 2.38, 2.17, 2.04
Tasks: 122 total, 5 running, 117 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 1.3% us, 6.7% sy, 90.3% ni, 0.0% id, 0.0% wa, 0.0% hi, 1.7% si
Mem: 1296740k total, 1273420k used, 23320k free, 2388k buffers
Swap: 1301256k total, 87264k used, 1213992k free, 938236k cached
That's my top output and as you can see the system is using a little
bit of swap.. even though I have some free ram.
I'd have agree with the statement above about linux will always use a
little bit of swap.
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