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Re: [SLUG] swap issue
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] swap issue
- From: jam@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:21:27 +0800 (WST)
> My computer is running Ubuntu 5.04.
> 512 Meg RAM
> When I run Vmware, Evolution and a couple of smaller apps free indicates
> all ram used and 6 meg swap with 130 meg of buffers free.
If ALL the ram was NOT being used, your system would be faulty!!!
It is unix's paradigsm to use ALL the ram. 6 meg swap says a little more
ram would be good, but all is very well.
> So switching between Evolution, vi and vmware (so Gnome is running)
> should result in no requirement for swap. (I thought)
No valid conclusion may be reached, without extensive checking.
> Regularly when I switch between vmware and Evolution there is a long
> delay, the drive light is on for ages. Then all good, till I switch
Use top. This is not good. What sort of machine ie laptop doing freq
> Where do I need to look to find out what the hell is going on? Ideas
Use top, then we may have a better idea