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Date:      Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:29:42 +0200
From:      "Pietro Cerutti" <>
To:        "FreeBSD Questions" <>
Subject:   swap
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Hi list,
512 MB of Ram, 1024 MB of swap, 6.1-STABLE

After some time my system begins swapping, which is normal.
The weird thing is that swapping goes on even after closing the memory
consuming programs.

here's the output of top(1):

Mem: 103M Active, 37M Inact, 107M Wired, 6656K Cache, 60M Buf, 240M Free
Swap: 1024M Total, 106M Used, 918M Free, 10% Inuse

Why the swapped pages don't get recalled back to main mamory (which
has sufficient free space for them), freeing the swap device and thus
speeding the system up?

Thanx for any explanation,


Pietro Cerutti
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