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The page file just wasn't using the space. It took 40+ hours of normal workload before I saw a change. I have a feeling one of our apps has a memory leak, this would explain the jump.


Using a swap file might use a bit extra memory for the file-to-memory-translation. We are talking about less than 1MB memory per 1GB swap. The file system cache does NOT cache swapped data, only the organisational data, which should be most of the extra memory requirements. Besides that I doubt you will lose any reasonable performance except maybe once in a ...

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