In <hehelvie-06070317233400018.104.22.168.snet.net> HankH wrote:So you're suggesting that memory management has somehow changed on your> Running OSX 10.2.6 on a slot loading i-Mac and running MemoryStick I
> start out with about half of the memory "free" and in a few hours I
> have about one tenth "free" and everything slows down. The "inactive"
> part of memory grows to fill most of the rest of the space. I think
> this started hapening after 10.2.6 was installed. Anyone else noticed
machine starting with 10.2.6? What was it doing before? I think what I'm
getting at is that this is what I would expect to see - that's how
MemoryStick behaves on my machine too. The question is not, however,
whether "inactive" fills the space but whether you are getting pageouts
and generating extra swapfiles (the first dot counts your swapfiles, and
the Signal Pageouts option lets you hear a noise when you get pageouts).
If so, you might consider getting more RAM. Alternatively, just restart
the computer; that's what I do. m.
PS I wrote MemoryStick.
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