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Date:      Fri, 6 Feb 2009 01:41:39 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: usage of swap file
Message-ID:  <20090206014139.4351447e@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <EFC046D7613C41D0B61835F1D9C78F35@desktop2002>
References:  <EFC046D7613C41D0B61835F1D9C78F35@desktop2002>

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On Fri, 6 Feb 2009 00:33:40 +0200
"Yavuz" <maslak@ihlas.net.tr> wrote:

> I use freebsd7.0
> I have 2 Gbyte RAM and 4 Gbyte Swap.
> my system sometimes need more memory and although there was 3.90
> Gbyte swap, I saw that run out of memory  when I see with top command.
> Why doesn't the machine use swap properly ?

I'm not sure what you are saying here, but if you mean that it appears
to have very little free memory, but isn't swapping, then that's normal,
see:


http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/book.html#TOP-FREEMEM



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