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I believe you mean they require swap? At least a DNS resolver rapidly accumulates a huge database to keep in RAM, that is relatively rarely used.
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Posted Jun 5, 2012 6:25 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Lots of other DNS servers use their own databases and handle caching themselves (tinydns, powerdns, djb). maradns is the one exception I know of, but I don't think it has seen much adoption...?
You make an excellent point, this is a great example of swap usage ont he server. Nevertheless, I'm still under the impression that my "most servers don't want swap" statement still holds.
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