swap usage

Mark A. Nicolosi crzykillerman at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 4 22:51:26 PST 2002


I've compiled LFS on my old 486 with 32 MB of ram, and 32 MB of swap
space.  Not sure how much actual swap space was used, though.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org>
To: <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: swap usage


> On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 07:05:09PM +0000, J x wrote:
> > I don't know if this is the right list or not, but
> > awhile back I asked about turning off swap on a 1.2Ghz
> > Athlon with 512 MB ram. I asked because I wasn't using
> > all the memory when building LFS, but now I'm building
> > on a laptop with a 650 Mhz PIII and 256 MB ram. I've
> > got a swap partition of 512 MB at priority 1 and it's
> > not being used. I know full well that building LFS can
> > take 500 MB of ram as my Athlon did, so why is the
> > swap (in both boxes) not being utilized?
>
> If you;re not using your system to do anything else (say running X,
running
> some heavy apps like KDE, Mozilla and so on) then it's very possible to
use
> less than 256 of ram when compiling LFS.
>
> I've done it on a 128 MB machine with only 100 MB swap and only 50 MB or
so
> of the swap was being used at any given time.
>
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> Gerard Beekmans
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