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Re: Surely 'bzr branch' shouldn't be this slow?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Surely 'bzr branch' shouldn't be this slow?
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:43:16 -0500
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>> But it probably thrashes wildly because Bzr ends up using more than
>> 500MB.
> Indeed, it eats the memory + 500 MB swap, but there's still 500 MB
> swap availaible, so I can't explain myself this behavior.

The amount of swap left is mostly irrelevant.  What matters is that
there more memory in active use than the amount of RAM you have, so the
system spends its time moving data back&forth between RAM and swap,
which brings the whole system to a crawl.



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