Linux memory usage and swap files

Ian Molton spyro at
Wed Jul 7 16:29:04 PDT 2004

On Wed, 7 Jul 2004 21:08:37 +0000
Bennett Todd <bet at> wrote:

> So I exhaggerated some maybe, I don't especially like GUIs. But that
> was the flavour of the complaint. That user is best pleased with no
> swap allocated.

I have yet to see apps which really have working sets that large (except the gimp with a few big pics open perhaps).

in any case, eevn without swap, apps are still paged out.

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