newbie problem with hard disk space...

Marc Brekoo marc at
Wed Jan 29 02:14:24 PST 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:49:16 +0100, Wolfgang Landauer <w.landauer at>
> That doesn't mean anything.

Yes it does. When a box isn't up for a long time, and there hasn't been any
kind of heavy disk-activity no swap will be used nad there will be lots of
free memory.

So if you see these two, you can say with some certainty that the box hasn't
been up very long. (Unless, you have a server running a low workload as
presented before)

> $ su -c 'swapoff -a && swapon -a'

That won't do any good: almost no swap was used, so turning it off will not
hurt anyone.

 Marc Brekoo   |   Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to
               |   their level, and then beat you with experience.
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