"sudo port upgrade outdated" fills HDD

Sam Kuper sam.kuper at uclmail.net
Wed Feb 17 15:34:28 PST 2010

On 17 February 2010 22:41, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2010, at 09:55, Sam Kuper wrote:
> > Now, I've just had a look in /var/vm . It contains a dozen swapfiles of
> 67108864 bytes each, plus a sleepimage file of 2147483648 bytes. I've no
> idea whether this is normal or not, though: I've never looked in that
> directory before.
> Sounds pretty normal to me. 67108864 bytes is 64MB; a dozen of them is
> 768MB. As long as the amount of swap space is not larger than the amount of
> physical RAM installed in your computer, you should be fine. Once your swap
> exceeds physical RAM, things start getting slow.

OK. Randal seemed to think things tend to get slow when swap is around 2/3
of physical RAM. I'll bear in mind his advice and yours, and will keep an
eye on swap if things begin to slow down.

> The sleepimage is always present and always the exact size of your physical
> RAM.

That was my expectation, but it's nice to have it confirmed. Thanks again,

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