Ibex is eating my RAM

Scott Edwards supadupa at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 15:18:28 MST 2008


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hans Fugal wrote:
> > Thanks, that could come in handy when troubleshooting. Though, it would
> > just delay the inevitable and eat my hard drive in the process. ;-)
>
> In my experience, more swap isn't going to help much.  Once you exceed
> a certain percentage of virtual memory usage, the system really starts
> thrashing, even if you have plenty of virtual memory left.
>

I agree, but it can buy some time to investigate. rebooting without any way
to investigate makes it more difficult to troubleshoot.



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