On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 6:16 PM, Keith C. Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org
> I know how to get usage but I didn't realize "swappiness" was a thing you could look up in proc. That's pretty cool...
> Even though, I leave swap off :D
> BTW, my swappiness still says 60- that's interesting. Maybe that's actually control point too? Can you do...
> echo 80 > cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt is linux source tree explains swappiness:
719 This control is used to define how aggressive the kernel will swap
720 memory pages. Higher values will increase agressiveness, lower values
721 decrease the amount of swap. A value of 0 instructs the kernel not to
722 initiate swap until the amount of free and file-backed pages is less
723 than the high water mark in a zone.
725 The default value is 60.
It's easy to find docs on other parameters just by grepping.