Swappiness doesn't work as expected

April 11, 2015 1.9k views
Scaling Configuration Management Server Optimization DigitalOcean Ubuntu


you can fin below an extract of what I have on my droplet (Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS):

System information as of Sat Apr 11 04:50:46 EDT 2015

System load: 0.01 Processes: 89
Usage of /: 62.2% of 19.56GB Users logged in: 0
Memory usage: 68% IP address for eth0:
Swap usage: 0%

root@droplet1:~# free -m
total used free

Mem: 993 834 158

-/+ buffers/cache: 668 324
Swap: 4095 0 4095
root@droplet1:~# cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness

So normally, by setting up swappiness to 90, I should have the swap used as soon as more than 10% of my RAM is used, but it is not the case, someone already ran into that problem with DO? on my other stations it works good.

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Sorry for the indenting I can’t make it look like when I edit it

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