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Ubuntu 10.04 swap update: It's not an Xorg bug but too much 'swappiness' — and it's easily fixed

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My particular Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation is not suffering from the Xorg memory leak. So what's my increased use of swap all about? I don't know if it's beneficial or not to have so much swapping going on, but a couple of readers have told me that Ubuntu's "swappiness" is set to a level of 60, which is optimal for servers.

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Created by LinuxPwns 4 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 18 weeks ago
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All about Linux swap space

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When your computer needs to run programs that are bigger than your available physical memory, most modern operating systems use a technique called swapping, in which chunks of memory are temporarily stored on the hard disk while other data is moved into physical memory space.

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