Re: Proxy of large files

From: David Luyer <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 14:01:32 +0800 (WST)

On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Jonathan Larmour wrote:
>I would be interested to know how Linux can be "tuned" to swap out idle
>processes. The only way I could see how to do this was writing a process
>that malloc()'d and scribbled on huge amounts of memory, thus forcing
>things out.
>Its an odd way to do "tuning". If anyone knows better, _please_ say.

Read up on your kernel. Echo magic values to /proc/sys/vm/swapctl and
other similar files.

Received on Tue Jan 21 1997 - 22:06:33 MST

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