Reduce swap tendency in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

This applies to machines having little RAM resources (e.g 512Mb). When a machine swaps, data is actually written on the disk rather than the real RAM. This is considerably slower. Swap tendency can be put off completely (value 0) or put at maximum (value 100). The latter will make the machine constantly write to the swap. To check the current value of swappiness in your system, do: cat /proc/ [Read More]