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comment How to disable Mac OS X from using swap when there still is “Inactive” memory?
I have been evaluating this app since your suggestion about two months ago. It seems that this app indeed does increase the amount of "free" memory through various tricks, including aggressively claiming lots of memory for itself, then releasing it. However, this causes just the same amount of memory that it "freed" to be swapped out. This is to say it doesn't help releasing any memory, only moving memory contents from ram to the hd. In the end, this causes lots of swap-ins when I attempt to use the applications that were open while freeing memory, as a lot of its vm is now on swap. :(
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