[CentOS] Re: Swap Considerations

Thu Mar 1 00:47:01 UTC 2007
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

I don't do things that way.  Why would you want to use swap when ram is 
orders of magnitudes faster and cheap?  I have several Centos server 
from a p-3 1ghz all the way to a p-d 2.8 ghz.  I have put centos 4.4 on 
a p-3 550 with 256 megs of ram.  The instant i could i added another 256 
megs of ram because swap was chuggin the box.  I don't change processors 
every upgrade.  hell my current machine is 5+ years old and has lived 
through windows 2k and xp and will get vista.  it has done centos 3 and 
now centos 4.  i don't advocate nor practice the windows way of hardware 

Scott Silva wrote:
> William Warren spake the following on 2/27/2007 4:57 PM:
>> I do it for ALL Linux boxes i run.  Why would i want to chug a machine
>> through swap?  That's the windows way of doing things. I'll just throw
>> in memory..especially with how cheap it is these days.
> The windows way of doing things is to REQUIRE more ram and faster processors
> every upgrade.

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every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt 
condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their 
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