[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Adding swap make system *LESS* stable

From: booiiing booiiing at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jan 27 15:48:44 EET 2006
2006/1/26, Michael Steinmetz <st1 at finux.net>:
> Also sprach Frantisek Dufka (dufkaf at seznam.cz):
> > For best usage the swap should contain what is really not needed
> > (like dead code and other inefficiency in libraries and other useless
> > junk). 16MB could be enough for swapping out this. I also think that
> > the improvement seen is caused by different behaviour of VM when it
> > knows it has some spare swap just in case without actually using it.
> As I understood, the limit for swap is below 32MB. I've tried to
> circumvent this by using 4 swap files of 31MB each, but the device
> crashed at boot after that, and had to be reflashed.
the howto talks about 24mb and gives an exact byte-number

i never tried using more than one swapfile. but the memory is indeed
very small. if i open fbreader (which of course has some books in the
library), nearly all the memory is used up.
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