I stopped getting notifications on this thread and had no idea the thread blew off to the sky in replies...
Anyway, about my original reason for creating this thread, I think the culprit was obvious. Google Chrome is the one.
The steps I took to make this less "painful" to RAM was only 3 steps.
1 - Decreasing number of tabs open (probably the main contributor).
2 - Uninstall some Google apps (so called add ons??) I think I could live without.
3 - Install add on "noscript" and allow only the critical java stuff needed to load and use sites. Apparently Java/JS/etc is also an heavy RAM consumer.
My first (or early posts) claimed that I was having issues with RAM where out of 16Gb RAM, about 12Gb or more were being used. I was using a few applications at the same time but probably I didn't need to have them all opened at the same time.
As of now, 8 tabs open, Telegram and Discord, irssi (inside screen), rtorrent (inside screen) and only 3.35Gb of RAM used.
I tried to change swappiness setting and one other that was inside the same file but now I want to change it back but I'm not sure the previous values.
I remember I added vm.swappiness=50
to /etc/sysctl.conf file but there is another setting there that I'm not sure if I added it myself or if it was already there which is vm.vfs_cache_pressure=200
I read that default values are 60 and 100 respectively. Is this accurate? Or can I just delete that 2nd setting and leave just the other as vm.swappiness=10
However, if I run:
I get the following output:
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NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO
/dev/sda5 partition 4,9G 0B -2
I was expecting some used value because vm.swappiness=50
, so wasn't it expected to have some SWAP space used?