FC2 v's FC1: memory handling

Marc Lucke marc at marcsnet.com
Wed Jun 2 01:57:28 UTC 2004

um - it won't use any more than 2-300k of swap memory, that is...

Marc Lucke wrote:

> Anecdotally it seems that FC2 will do everything it can to avoid 
> paging to the hard disk whereas FC1 was quite happy to go on chewing 
> up hard drive until the proverbial cows come home.  However 
> performance seems to suffer - my sendmail process now takes so long to 
> answer when my hard disk is under heavy load and I am beginning to 
> suspect that the system's paging routines might have something to do 
> with this.  In FC1, 1GB of RAM did not seem to be enough, in FC2 no 
> matter what I'm doing it won't use any more than about 2-300k!
> I think this may be a kernel thing, but any comments?
> Marc

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