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Aug
16
comment How can I tweak the kernel for total swap out?
See at my update to the question. Keeping all pages in swap reduces swap times because only dirty pages need to be swapped out, hence there is less competing for io between swapping in and swapping out. This was the only option of swapping that a lot of older versions of Unix had, and it seemed to work far better than the Linux swapping I experience.
Aug
14
comment How can I tweak the kernel for total swap out?
Not possible with the Linux kernel, or not possible at all? The latter is certainly not true, since that is how HP-UX swapping used to work. You could never run an HP-UX kernel without any swap.
Aug
13
comment The 'less' command-line equivalent of 'tail -f'
Questions and answers take numbers from the same pool. Hence the number does not represent the count of questions.
Aug
13
comment How do I go about tracking down IO usage in Linux and other *nix OS'?
sar is also available on all unix versions that I ever worked with.
Aug
12
comment Useful Linux Podcasts
This should be a community wiki
Aug
11
comment How do I route web requests into my private network depending on the domain in the url?
I don't think I can use rewrite to the ip-address since this would prevent me to use multiple domains in one VM, however, I probably can rewrite into local sub domains.
Aug
11
comment How do I route web requests into my private network depending on the domain in the url?
I used to have troubles with mod_proxy, but I might try this again.
Aug
11
comment What IDE do you use for Mono development on KDE?
Should possibly be a community wiki.
Aug
11
comment Linux as a complete development platform?
This question is phrased very general and hence not easy to answer. It would help if you could specify a little closer what exactly you want to do. It might be that certain platforms are supported by one solution, but not all possible platforms. Furthermore, do you accept VMs?
Aug
11
comment What should every expert know?
Should be a community wiki
Aug
10
comment Development environment for C
There are already community wikis there. So no excuse :) And I have created the subjective tag , so all your worries are gone. Please check the community wiki now :)
Aug
10
comment Development environment for C
This should be a community wiki, since there is not one particular answer, but a list of subjective answers.
Aug
10
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
Yes. I slowly come to the same conclusion. I seems to me that the the way the Linux kernel swaps is not very efficient for desktops (on servers all of this work fine). Hence, maybe the recommendation should be to disable all swap space on desktops. Btw. I use 8GB RAM :)
Aug
10
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
How does that tweak the Linux system? Hardware change or improvement is not the issue here.
Aug
10
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
I have already maximum RAM. I would like to know some tweak that make swapping more efficient than it is.