[Gllug] performance difference between a swap partition vs a swap file.>>>>>

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Fri Dec 4 09:24:07 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 11:43:25PM +0000, Nix wrote:

> (If the system really was swapping so hard that even a shell couldn't
> run at all, then how would you fix it even if you did have a getty
> locked into memory? Presumably you need to load a shell and kill(1) as
> well...)

kill(1) is builtin to many shells so that things like:
	kill %2
work, but you will need enough memory to run ps/top/...
(unless you enjoy exploring /proc with echo ....)

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