[buug] Using swap on an SSD...or not.

Ian Zimmerman itz at buug.org
Tue Sep 29 21:14:56 PDT 2009

Rick> [1] I like my process table (ps auxw | more) to be clean and not
Rick> chewing up RAM and other system resources running junk that _I_
Rick> didn't decide to run, which is why I tend to eschew "desktop
Rick> environment" suites that spawn off a forest of obscure processes,
Rick> and instead run a simple minimalist window manager.

Hear hear :-)

My machines are not particularly resource-starved nowadays, so I could
put up with the [gk]* _libraries_.  But it turns out that these libraries,
in their initialization code, start _daemons_.  I draw the line at that.
And of course all the libraries on either side are circularly dependent,
so you can't cherrypick.

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