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Re: Why would my server be swapping...

On Oct 14, 2004 at 14:38, Wouter van Vliet in a soothing rage wrote:

>G'day my fellow Fedorians,
>Crappy intro, huh? Anyway, I've got a question - bit of an oddity I
>noticed in the output to the "free" command. I'll post that output
>before I continue:
>             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
>Mem:        515536     196040     319496          0      22448     120144
>-/+ buffers/cache:      53448     462088
>Swap:      1052248     151476     900772
>Hope the mail brings it over nice and columny. Anyway, what it shows
>is 311 megabytes of free memory and 147MB used swap space. Isn't that
>a bit odd, and shouldn't the server only be swapping when all (or at
>least most) of the RAM is in use?
You left out the kernel version you use. Swap usage varies between
kernel versions.

Mem:    515828k total,   354288k used,   161540k free,   115340k buffers
Swap:  1048568k total,      132k used,  1048436k free,    92048k cached

This is from my FC3t2 box.

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