Re: 64b Karmic 3GiB quadcore: extremely slow swapping
Yep, that is true -- my bad, I was thinking of S2Disk but wrote it wrong. Thanks.
Originally Posted by efflandt
My rig has 4G of RAM. A large Win 7 VM, which I allotted 2G, will suck up half of it when I'm using it, and of course running youtube videos in the browser will use a bit too. I have a 2G swap partition. As long as I am careful to shutdown the VM or anything like that, I can S2Disk with no issues.
Remember, swapping to hard disk was always a low-performance work-around for the problem of insufficient memory -- designed in the days of very expensive 32K memory modules. It's never going to be a pleasing way to run desktop applications. I believe an investment in another 4G of RAM as you intended, plus reducing the swap partition to 6G, will make a lot of this problem go away. Make sure the new DIMMs are fast enough for your CPU and you should be in good shape.
Last edited by dabl; June 25th, 2010 at 02:39 PM.
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