Fwd: "sudo port upgrade outdated" fills HDD

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Feb 17 10:09:54 PST 2010

>>>>> "Sam" == Sam Kuper <sam.kuper at uclmail.net> writes:

Sam> Thanks for the tip, Randal. I've now installed iStat Menus, following
Sam> your suggestion. Pity there isn't a way to show the swap size on the
Sam> menubar directly, but clicking on the MEM icon is handy enough. Currently
Sam> running at 508MB, which doesn't seem too bad, but so that I can benchmark
Sam> your "if it's above 2GB, reboot" suggestion proportionally to my system,
Sam> may I ask how much RAM your laptop has installed?

I'm talking about the "swap" number, which is further down.  And that's disk
space that's *added* to your ram to give you more "virtual" ram.
Unfortunately, as they say, virtual ram is *real* disk, and it's slow.

But for your info, I have 3GB of ram installed.

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