need swap when installing from CD host system?

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at speakeasy.net
Fri Oct 25 18:57:30 PDT 2002


On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Ian Molton wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Oct 2002 05:59:04 +0000 (UTC)
> dagmar at speakeasy.net ("Dagmar d'Surreal") wrote:
>
> >
> > That's essentially 40Mb of libraries and whatnot which have been
> > copied into swap because frankly, they're not likely to be needed in a
> > hurry.
>
> not copied. CODE (text sections) are simply discarded, and re-read from
> disc when needed. they never end up in the swap partition.
>
> Try it - compile some piece of crap, then run it, then delete the
> executable.
>
> you wont get the disc space back until you quit the executable.

I want some of whatever it is you're smoking that lets you go from 40Mb of
swap memory in use all the way to refcount > 1 tricks with the filesystem
in one syntactic jump.

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