[opensuse] howto test swap? [was RAM]
- From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 06:41:28 -0500
Now I'm confused... After all of the discussion about ram size/swap
size, I decided to try and make my 1G Toshiba P35 laptop start swapping
stuff to the swap file.
I opened everything I could think of, 4 konsoles, 2 Open Office files,
3 Gimps, 2 Firefox, 2 Kongueror, Kjot, knotes, ksnapshot, kstars,
Amarok, Thunderbird and several more, but the memory required, as shown
by top, *never* exceeded 1G. The more I would open, the more slight
slowness would occur, but I *always* had 13k - 15k of memory left and
*nothing* was ever written to the swap file.
Is this normal?? Was the memory just being remapped from the inactive
programs? How can I test to see if my swap file is working? The
partitioner says it is fine, mounted by the kernel as hda5 and is a nice
health 2G in size. But if I can't get the laptop to write anything to
it, how do I know it is working??
Weird question I know, but when I opened 15-20 applications I expected
something to start getting written to the swap file. Any thoughts?
David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
510 Ochiltree Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
(936) 715-9339 fax
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