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Re: Why would my server be swapping...



On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:52:24 -0400 (EDT), ne... <akabi speakeasy net> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> N.Emile...
> --

I'm using FC2, don't actually know :$:$ what kernel is currently
active, or how to find out. These are the installed kernels (according
to rpm -q kernel).

kernel-2.6.5-1.358
kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.3
kernel-2.6.8-1.521

Thanks,
Wouter


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