Morning coffee for my workstation

Posted on Tue 15 December 2009 by alex in geek

My work machine has always been slow in the mornings. I may have moaned about this before but it's mainly due to the rather excessive overnight processing it does (convert a 3.8G CVS repo into a 714M GIT repo). This tends to leave all the active applications somewhere in swap. With 3G of RAM in my machine this shouldn't really be a problem. Last night I enabled a very short script to run at 6.00 every morning:

swapoff -a
sleep 10s
swapon -a

The machine certainly seemed a lot snappier this morning when I sat down in front of it.