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Linux OS, Swapping and Databases (Doc ID 1295478.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 14, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] [Release OL4U4 to OL6]
Generic Linux

Purpose

This document talks about Linux swapping and it's nature briefly with references to database workloads.

Scope

This document is useful for Linux and database administrators for configuring, evaluating and monitoring systems.

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Swap Usage on Linux
 Why is Swapping Bad?
 Conclusions
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