Sakoulas, Byron ByronSakoulas at catholichealth.net
Fri Jan 29 13:26:39 EST 2016

Is it possible that Basho’s recommendation on vm.swappiness is out of date?

The current recommendation (per http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/ops/tuning/linux/) is still to set vm.swappiness to 0.

Based on https://www.percona.com/blog/2014/04/28/oom-relation-vm-swappiness0-new-kernel/ it appears that in kernel 3.5 and up, the behavior of vm.swappiness=0 was changed.

Due to that, should we modify our vm.swappiness to 1?


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