I was reading through another user's post and some discussion came up about swappiness, which got me thinking about the TRIM command, SSD performance, etc.
My current PC set up a 16GB swap during install due to having 16GB of RAM...I personally think this is incredible overkill, as filling up 16GB of RAM, esp. in Bodhi, would take a fair amount of processes/services/etc. And even if my RAM were to max out, I would have bigger issues going on if I were to utilize a full 16GB of swap...I mean, that is a HUGE amount of space (for swap)!
That said, I used to run closer to a 4GB swap (still overkill IMHO - my system *never* swaps), would set swappiness to 10 and go from there. Since my new system has 16GB vs. 8GB of RAM, inherently would there be less chance of swapping, so even if I left my system at 60 for swappiness, it wouldn't swap?
Regarding TRIM, my old system used a first generation SSD - evidently these drives were known to not do very good "garbage collection" and as such, many forums recommended running TRIM on the drive every so often. Out of habit, I would just run the command everyday, since I was always in my terminal.
Does anyone know if this is a worthwhile practice with modern drives? I'm suspecting that my Samsung SM863, which is an enterprise drive, wouldn't need someone to trim it everyday in a production environment - is this accurate? It doesn't seem like setting up a cron job would be needed, but thought I would ask in case anyone is an expert in all things drive related.
Thank you All!