"sudo port upgrade outdated" fills HDD

Jochen Küpper kuepper.jochen at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 17 11:05:25 PST 2010

On 17.02.2010, at 18:54, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

>>>>>> "Jochen" == Jochen Küpper <kuepper.jochen at googlemail.com> writes:
> Jochen> On 17.02.2010, at 18:34, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>> I've now taken to watching the swap size on my laptop (using iStatMenus), and
>>> if it ever gets above 2GB total, I just reboot, because at that point,
>>> everything is gonna be gummy, and that seems to be the only way to clear it.
> Jochen> Hmm, I cannot confirm that. On my MacBook (Core Duo, no “2”!) I just
> Jochen> now have 2,75 GB swap (and Free is only 116 MB), according to iStat
> Jochen> Menu, uptime is 18:47 up 24 days, 4:26, 3 users, load averages: 0,43
> Jochen> 0,44 0,39 and performance is perfect… really!
> Well, I have a half dozen things open all the time (Safari, Terminal,
> OmniFocus, iCal, and sometimes Firefox, etc), and the penalty isn't
> when staying within a single app, but switching to another app,
> as that app's pages are probably now on disk.

ok – I also have 10 or more apps open, but I do realize that yo umigt be annoyed by the slow app switching I get, i.e, for switching to from Illustrator when working on big documents, like a poster. Otherwise, Safari, Mail, Emacs, Pages, iTunes, … all quite fast switching.

> I wish I could install more RAM in my 2007 MBP, but I'm already maxxed at 3GB,
> and I can't afford a new laptop just yet.

I’ve only 2 GB in my 2006 MacBook – more isn’t possible;-(


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