I have 4GB of ram, and an 8GB swap partition available.
Sometimes I like to see how much memory is used at particular points. And I noticed, that sometimes there is small amounts of swap used (~200kb), although the real memory I have not seen exceed 1GB ever.
Of course I realize that this is not an issue most of the time, as 200kb is like a glass of water in the ocean.
Is it just a reporting error? Cause once I was running Ubuntu from livedisk, and it was showing that it was using a lot of swap.. but when you run in livedisk Ubuntu wouldnt have swap available? (or at least you'd hope it wouldn't just start writing stuff into a hardrive og host PC?). Although there was a swap partition in that machine, could livedisk use it??