really strange problem

James Iwanek chthon at
Sun Feb 9 15:47:21 PST 2003

Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> James Iwanek wrote:
>>256MBram and 2GB swap - bout 32mb ram free and only 20MB swap used - im
>>inclined to believe the 2GB swap problem is still in 2.4.20 - either that
>>or ive got faulty modules, dunno but its all working now so nevermind -
>>nice to know im not the only person with this problem tho - gonna try to
>>remake glibc just to see if it was a memory error
> I've got 512MB RAM and the swap basicly stays empty, even compiling the
> largest packages.  I believe there is a switch that has to be set when
> compiling the kernel to exceed 2GB.  With over 2GB virtual memory, I
> don't know if thi comes into play or not.  Try reducing you swap size to
> 512MB.
>   -- Bruce

k - thanks - goin to bed in a sec so ill try tommorow

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