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#1 2006-06-01 15:05:15

Ibex
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Registered: 2006-03-02
Posts: 127

Free the swap

I'm using a laptop, so using swap results in my computer slowing down. Therefore, I wrote a page on the wiki to empty the swap, and make the computer running smooth again:

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Empty_Swap

Positive criticism is welcome smile.

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#2 2006-06-01 17:02:24

Sigi
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From: Thurgau, Switzerland
Registered: 2005-09-22
Posts: 1,121

Re: Free the swap

Thank you! Nice script/wiki-page


Dammit, haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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#3 2006-06-01 19:55:03

Gvalandor
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Registered: 2005-09-29
Posts: 9

Re: Free the swap

It sounds like you might want to check out the "swap prefetching" support in the -ck kernels instead. It intelligently reloads the swapped memory back to RAM when the machine is idle.

The support can be found under

General Setup -> Support for paging of anonymous memory -> Support for prefetching swapped memory

in make menuconfig.

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#4 2006-06-01 23:21:53

brain0
Developer
From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
Posts: 1,382

Re: Free the swap

BTW, the swap prefetch option is enabled in kernel26beyond from the extra repository.

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#5 2006-06-02 08:43:19

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,835

Re: Free the swap

And in kernel26ck in community.

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