Small Footprint - Glibc Chapter 6 Resources

Don Smith midio at
Sat Mar 16 12:51:22 PST 2002

"Bill Maltby LFS Related" <lfsbill at> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.10.10203151800400.9380-100000 at
> Hi Folks,
> FYI, while running chapter 6 glibc build, with all
> X windows going with 2 terms and three psuedo-terminals, I ran top.
> was on  my 200MHz Pentium w/64MB RAM.
> Swap usage peaked at 92.3MB, used 77MB, RSS 40MB, LIB 25M. 9
> of CPU time. This ocurred while doing the zh_HK files.
> So, like DON et al said, if you have small memory machine, have lots
> of swap.
> BTW, I always wondered if Linux would use swap larger than RAM. Now
> I know.
> Bill Maltby
> billm at

Swap on Linux is more of an extension of physical memory rather than a
copy. It also seems to reserve some space so that there is always room
to page out.


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