[quote]That’s all very strange, because the suggestion is still listed in the category “Suggestions we are working on”.
I’ve corrected this. Thanks for pointing it out.
The suggestion is now open for voting at: https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=home.sugg&category=_all&search=PS+swap
[quote]It’s is EXTREMELY easy to fix, because it’s just a setting. It’s only a matter of deciding to actually do it.
This is simply not the case. While changing the numbers is easy enough, ensuring that this will not negatively impact the stability of existing PS hosts is difficult.
[quote]The swap memory we are talking about is memory that is written to disc if you run out of RAM. You can read more about it here…
I’m quite aware of how swap works under Linux. However, as noted in the link I attached to my previous post, the meaning of “swap” under Linux VServers is different from what it means under physical hardware. While the host machine does have swap space available, it isn’t directly exposed to the guests.
Really, we’d prefer you didn’t think of it as swap space at all. Think of it as a bit of bonus memory you can use in emergencies.
[quote]It seems to me only fair that we get more Swap space on our VPS too, keeping it so low can cause “500” server errors, totally needlessly as it would be really easy to use swap space for it. And as a result our sites aren’t really burstable at all as Dreamhost claims.
If your site needs more memory than you currently have allocated, allocate more. Burstable memory (“swap”) is not a substitute for increasing your allocation - in fact, running processes in burstable memory will increase the number of 500 errors you get, as processes running in burstable memory are killed first in low-memory situations.