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From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_floodgap.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 02:01:28 2004

> Most of my load problems seem to be largely due to the really sucky
> Virtual Memory implementation in Mac OS X. Someone mind telling me
> why on earth with 1.5GB RAM I'm using 4GB of VM just by logging in?
> Earlier today my VM usage was up over 10GB! I think the "beachball"
> can almost always, if not always, be blamed on something swapping in
> or out of memory.

That doesn't seem right. On my dual G4 running 10.2.8 with 2GB RAM, I get
hardly any pageouts at all running multiple apps at once (I have a
performance monitor running in the menu bar). Where are you getting the
VM figure from?

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