2008.9 Basic questions
agfitzp.openmoko at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 03:40:53 CEST 2008
Iain B. Findleton wrote:
> And of course, the buggy software can hurt. Surprisingly, I activated
> swap on my FR and stability and periodic slowing have improved. Don't
> know why that should be, but there you are.
The answer there is to run top while using the phone... you'll see that
it's running at pretty much at the limits of the 128MB built in.
Adding a swap file, while inefficient, will allow the kernel to swap
unused pages to "disk" and allow more things to run, or at least lurch...
128MB is damned small these days... but then my first Linux box had 16MB
of RAM, a 33Mhz CPU, a 100MB hard drive and a VGA card that could barely
handle 800x600x 256 colors.
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