OSX... - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal
|OSX...||Feb. 11th, 2004 05:07 pm|
I'm getting ever more fond of this OS, to the extent that if I can ever afford a new computer again it'll probably be an ibook.|
But this machine has a nasty habit of failing to write to HDD at the end of a day, and I think that, with the help of a little monitor app called iPulse, I've figured out why.
OSX doesn't use a swap partition; it uses fixed-sized swap files. And it creates new ones as and when it feels like it (and can't be limited by the user). Something must be leaking in this box as it seems to add a new one every few hours, possibly filling the HDD by the end of the day...
So with any luck I'll get a bigger HDD and a Panther install off IT, and then this machine can be happy again.