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Swap: an idea whose time has come, and gone.

Swap: an idea whose time has come, and gone.

Posted Mar 22, 2007 17:35 UTC (Thu) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
In reply to: Swap: an idea whose time has come, and gone. by zooko
Parent article: Toward improved page replacement

Just curious, but how do you get out of RAM with 2 gig of the stuff? Video editing or something?


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Swap: an idea whose time has come, and gone.

Posted Mar 22, 2007 18:35 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Loading huge images might well do it too. (I blew my machine out of memory yesterday loading a 5000-square-pixel image into ImageMagick display(1).)

Swap: an idea whose time has come, and gone.

Posted Mar 22, 2007 20:16 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

Compiling something (zsnes I think?) with gcc 4.1.1 caused it to consume 2.8 gigabytes of heap for one .c file. Granted, gcc had some kind of memory consuming logic error, but if I wanted to compile that file, that's the ram I needed to give it.

My 2GiB of RAM machine was not enough, even with the 512MiB of swap it normally has. I enabled some additional temporary swap to get past the hump.

For the record gcc 4.1.2 resolved the issue, but it was not available at the time.

Swap: an idea whose time has come, and gone.

Posted Mar 23, 2007 8:47 UTC (Fri) by jschrod (subscriber, #1646) [Link]

With VMware I often run out of my 2 GB. That's why I have an additional 2 GB swap. (I don't use all VMwares, they are for testing.)


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