[Om2008.12] Adding swap space can stop app crashes

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at gmx.net
Sun Jan 18 12:51:18 CET 2009

Nick Van Fossen wrote:
> Just as a helpful note, adding swap space seems to help against
> application crashes.  I've always had issues with
> tangoGPS and the various webbrower apps crashing.  Looking into it a
> little more I notice that this was occurring when the
> puny 128MB of memory was getting filled up.  So, I added a swap file
> onto my microSD card and have had these problems
> practically clear up.  Anyone else had any similar experiences?  If this
> is a true fix this should probably go onto the wiki. 

I can agree with your findings. I also use a swap file with debian
because without it freezes quite a lot when starting many applications
and the memory got filled up. But i only added 64MB of swap and that is
enough to never got debian freeze again. :)


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