[mythtv-users] A few 0.19 and RAM questions

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Feb 6 23:26:11 UTC 2006

Phill Wiggin wrote:

>>>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.
>I doubt linux itself is the culprit.

To learn why examples of top output from various systems are meaningless 
for determining whether Linux uses swap or not:



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