Mavericks and swap problem. How does it work for you?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by OxOOCOFFEE, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. OxOOCOFFEE macrumors newbie


    Mar 13, 2011
    I was wondering if anyone running latest DP can comment on this.
    With Mt Lion on my rMBP when I close log (sleep) over night is creates huge swap file that slowly goes away some but never totally next day when I start working. System seems little slow to. I have 16G Ram installed with 256 SSD 15" i7 2.3 GHz

    There is already thread related to Ml Lion
  2. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502a

    Madd the Sane

    Nov 8, 2010
    That swap file is most likely where the OS stores the content of the RAM when the computer hibernates (IIRC Apple calls it Deep Sleep). Closing the lid probably makes the laptop hibernate. You can change this setting in the Energy Saver preferences.
  3. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008

    Actually, hibernation uses the sleepimage file, not swap.

    Mavericks does substantially change memory management since it will compress inactive memory rather than swapping things out. Whether it will change things for your specific use is unknown.

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