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Date:      Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:43:49 +0100
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Swap exhaustion
Message-ID:  <20150608224349.14b5ae19@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <5575F657.1040301@fjl.co.uk>
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On Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:08:55 +0100
Frank Leonhardt wrote:

> On 28/05/2015 00:49, Doug Hardie wrote:
> > I have a process that is eating up 6 GB of swap space.  .. The
> > system has 4 GB memory. 
> 
> Been there and done that :-) While this doesn't directly answer
> you're question, I wrote some stuff up about it here:
> 
> http://blog.frankleonhardt.com/2011/large-swap-files-on-freebsd-die-with-mystery-killed-howto-add-lots-of-swap-space/

That for high ratios of swap to ram, this is only 1.5X ram.



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