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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: leeiscoolcoins on Aug 05, '11 10:16:15AM

Has anyone tried this with Lion? I'm tempted but not sure if it's worth the risk since I upgraded.



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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Dragon76 on Aug 09, '11 09:16:53PM

I did but I don't think it works as Activity Monitor stills shows apps using virtual memory, although my /private/var/vm folder just has the sleep image in it.

Lion does things differently as Apple prepares to eliminate virtual memory through app state freezing and I have not dug around in launchd's logs to see if it continues to load vm.



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10.6: Completely Disable Virtual Memory in Snow Leopard
Authored by: leeiscoolcoins on Oct 03, '11 02:10:32PM

DO NOT DO THIS IN LION

Ok so I attempted to continue with disabled SWAP in Lion and for a few months, it went ok. I noticed things slowing down recently and then a day ago I started getting total freezes about 15-30 minutes after booting up. I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I decided to re-enable Swap. It fixed all my issues and my mac is way faster once more. Please learn from my 3 month trial and error. Happy Computing!



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