Swap Space Used Up and Caused the System to Slow Down.

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cttan
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Swap Space Used Up and Caused the System to Slow Down.

Post#1 by cttan » 16 Aug 2012, 05:18

I am using Porteus with copytoram option and have created some swap space. I am using ZRAM as well.

I have noticed that after I have open a lot of the programs and eventually closed them after using, the swap used space remained high. The system will become unstable and taking a long time to process any click or action.

After searching through Google, I found that we need to clean the swap using

swapoff -a && swapon -a

Hope this will help you.

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Re: Swap Space Used Up and Caused the System to Slow Down.

Post#2 by fanthom » 16 Aug 2012, 05:57

hi cttan,

it may be worth trying to experiment with 'swappiness' kernel parameter:
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to avoid running swapoff/swapon commands manually.

btw: slackware does not have /etc/sysctl.conf so you must create it by yourself.
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