This is a simple answer sorry no one has provided any help for you.
so let me first apologize on this forums behalf
This is how Linux is supposed to work.
If u have ram available it will use it especially over time.
this is as designed
theres 2 thing everyone should do in a linux machine for chia imo
- adjust your swappinesss value…
- increase your current swap partition…
To make the change swappiness parameter to be persistent across reboots open the
sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf
vm.swappiness parameter and change its value to 1 or 0. If this parameter does not exist, creat the following line at the bottom of the file.
A swappiness value of 0 or 1 is recommended for most database servers.
a one liner that should work to increase your swap to 25gb is as follows:
sudo swapoff -a && sudo resize2fs /dev/<partition_name> 25G && sudo mkswap /dev/<partition_name> && sudo swapon -a
<partition_name> with the actual name of your swap partition (e.g.
((find the name of partition first running a simple)
sudo swapon -a
Note: This assumes that you have free space available on the same disk, and that your swap partition uses the
ext4 file system. If it uses a different file system, you will need to use the appropriate tool for resizing that file system.
Note: you may need to first run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install e2fsprogs
hope this helps people
this will decrease ram usage. and increase your swap usage. curing the problem you face.
further. it may be enough to just change your swappiness value alone.
but if you do both youll be golden
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