[mythtv-users] Freevo, Tivo & MythTV

Enigma enigma at thedonnerparty.com
Mon Nov 20 05:01:10 UTC 2006

Marco Nelissen wrote:
> I don't think it's quite that straightforward on linux, unless you
> completely disable swap (generally a bad idea). Linux tends to swap
> out unused code and data and use the freed up RAM for disk-buffers, IIRC.
> Right now it's showing 240MB of swap in use, but also 240MB of free RAM.

Huh?  My file server which has been up for 56 days has 512 MB of RAM, it 
is showing 5.6 MB free RAM and is using 450 MB for disk cache, but is 
only using 140k of swap.  A MythTV Slave BE/FE box with an uptime of 3 
days has similar stats, 512 MB total, 5.4 MB free, 278 MB cache and 28k 
of swap.  If you are really swapping out that much I would suspect you 
had a memory-hungry application open at some point. 

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