[CentOS] CentOS 5: comment swap in fstab
christopher at ias.com.hk
Fri Nov 9 07:15:38 UTC 2007
finley at privacynetworks.com wrote:
> I'm not sure what gave me this idea, but I decided
> to comment out the swap partition in /etc/fstab
> and reboot my laptop. I did not run swapoff directly at
> any time.
> I'm running more things now than I would ever dream of
> to hammer my 500MB of memory, but I still notice NO
> slowdown. This is the best desktop experience I've
> ever had for any OS on any hardware!
Er...you won't experience any slowdown...you would experience killed app.
> Mem: 449556k total, 442156k used, 7400k free, 9648k buffers
> Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 159160k cached
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
> 2921 root 16 0 227m 69m 7312 R 20.9 15.9 22:55.56 X
> 3100 finley 15 0 183m 51m 16m S 0.4 11.7 5:05.54 firefox-bin
> 3116 finley 15 0 223m 39m 2440 S 0.4 8.9 0:54.60 java_vm
> 3253 finley 15 0 198m 34m 9.8m S 0.0 7.9 0:07.97 swriter.bin
> 3317 finley 15 0 240m 25m 8684 S 2.9 5.8 2:35.17 xine
> 3399 finley 15 0 57024 25m 16m S 0.0 5.7 0:08.57 konqueror
> 3638 finley 15 0 93632 23m 15m S 0.0 5.4 0:03.80 gaim
> As you can see, I'm running a KDE environment. I'm going to
> try this in a gnome environment tomorrow.
...Interesting, the numbers do not add up...I wonder what happens as you
visit more websites with firefox...and if you also run thunderbird at
the same time...
Maybe you should stick to konqueror and kmail...
> Hope this makes someone else's day!
My apologies if I burst any bubbles :-D
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