swappiness and performance on a low RAM system?
I'm wondering if people out their will agree with me on this one: on a system at the low end of the system requirements for ubuntu (256 MB/RAM), will increasing the swappiness give a performance boost? My reasoning goes something like this: Most of the slow down results from memory filling up and being forced to swap out inactive pieces to free up memory, right? So if I increase the swappiness, the computer will have to do this less often overall, since it seems as though it would probably free up more memory by swapping out more than it would otherwise, right? Or am i completely missing something?
P.S., what's the default swappiness for hardy?
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