Swapping in recent kernels

Billy Chow (billy.chow@eng.ox.ac.uk)
Thu, 4 Apr 96 12:49:11 BST

Dear all,

Previously running 1.2.13, I recently tried 1.3.72 and 1.3.80. I have
8Mb of main memory and 10Mb of swap (the system is not heavily
loaded). The swapping behaviour in these kernels is noticeably
different from that of 1.2.13. From `free', the buffer size is almost
always >=2Mb and that there are many warnings `can't get a page' from

Is the new swapping supposed to be more efficient? Do I simply need
more swap space?

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