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Re: system is swapping (not actively), why?

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: MirrorX <mirrorx(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: system is swapping (not actively), why?
Date: 2012-01-05 15:06:19
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On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 7:27 AM, MirrorX <mirrorx(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> thx a lot for your advice. it's true that even under load, i havent seen any
> so or si...so probably it's best to let the OS handle the situation.
>
> in the meantime if anyone has any idea why the OS would do such a thing, pls
> share it with us.
> thx

The OS swaps out unused data to make room for more file system caching.

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