Linux divides its physical RAM (random access memory) into chucks of memory called pages. Swapping is the process whereby a page of memory is copied to the preconfigured space on the hard disk, called swap space, to free up that page of memory. The combined sizes of the physical memory(RAM) and the ...

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Solaris Unix systems swapping & blocked processes

Some users are complaining of poor performance on a brand new server. The only running on this machine is Oracle 10.2. At first glance everything looks ok: load is minimal, nothing in logs. The only ...
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How to control the swap drive (X:\drive) usage?

I am not really a network administrator but my company has LAN which has around 1500 computers. The offices are located in various geographical locations. The problem we face is that the use of swap ...
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How much SWAP space on a high memory system?

How should I decide what size to make my swap size on a new linux machine (Debian) with a reasonably large amount of Ram (2-4 GB)? Do I really need swap space defined?