Talk:Increasing performance

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I like this article, it helps me get along better with my Linux. Here are some shortcomings:

> Reduce swappiness, to prevent the RAM being written to disk too often. If you have enough RAM, you probably don't need a high "swappiness" value. How much RAM is "enough RAM" ? > * Add this code: vm.swappiness=0 > * (Setting swappiness as 0 means the swap file won't be used at all. A low figure such as 10 might be preferred. 60 is default on Ubuntu.) How do I measure if my system performance increases ? Where is the benchmark ? What happens if the kernel runs out of memory and may not swap (swappiness=0) ? Might this lead to data loss ? I found the kernel swaps nevertheless, but gets very very slow. What is swappiness ? The kernel swaps when it has no more memory, doesn't it ? So how can swapping have a "priority" ? --ThorstenStaerk 06:41, February 18, 2008 (EST)

Added relevant information to the swap page, ill remove it from this page latter (still has information that should be located in other pages). But what about the last section (about disk space cleanup), should it be kept here to moved elsewhere. Im not sure about where it should go, so ill clean it up after its decided. SciYro 14:44, February 18, 2008 (EST)
I took over the disk space cleanup section from Tweaking_Linux that I merged with this article. Feel free to move/delete it --ThorstenStaerk 15:26, February 18, 2008 (EST)