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  • memory (Score:3, Interesting)

    by gav (2710) on 2003.10.23 12:36 (#25105) Homepage Journal
    Looks like adding some memory (and swap) might be a cheaper way to fix the problem.
    • Am I right in guessing that killing all spammers would be a more satisfying solution to the load problem? Can we reclassify them as terrorists and get someone else to do the dirty work?

      Heck, why don't we swap them for the current detainees in Gauntanamo Bay? I think that the excahange would bring visible improvement to many people's lives.

      • s/Gaun/Guan/ But yes, it would be quite short distance even from Florida, the spamming state of the world, to Cuba...
      • Actually I think I might rather have the pleasure of killing the spammers myself ;-)

        (after a little torture of course).
    • Memory would help, yes, but adding swap wouldn't necessarily. Swap helps one to have more jobs or bigger jobs, but not faster jobs.
      • Re:memory (Score:3, Insightful)

        not to mention top is just not a tool for system performance. It's like taking only your leg to the doctor for a flu diagnosis. Look at your IO and paging....and what might be jumping up the load queue like that. So many websites in the boom were on these giant E450s when most of the planet could have run on cheap U1s or PCs because noone wanted to look at what was really going on.
        • You could rephrase that last sentence slightly and still be accurate!

          So many websites were in the boom because no one wanted to look at what was really going on.