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Looks like 1 GB of Ram. Here's a synopsis from TOP:

64 processes: 62 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
Mem:  1030260k av, 1012316k used,   17944k free,       0k shrd,  296420k 
buff
                    437796k actv,    8836k in_d,   49428k in_c
Swap: 2096472k av,   25272k used, 2071200k free                  454356k 
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  PID USER     PRI  NI  SIZE  RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM   TIME CPU COMMAND
13832 oden      25   0 25860  25M   528 R    99.9  2.5 830:56   3 sort

I did use the buffersize; do you think it will ever finish?

~Mark Oden

Dan Stoner wrote:
> Mark Oden wrote:
>> Thanks Edward!  The command has been running for 12 hours+ now, we'll 
>> see how long it takes :-)
>>
>> ~Mark
>
> Ouch, how much memory do you actually have in the system?
>
> Did you use that buffer-size suggestion?
>
>
> It's possible that specifying more buffer than you actual have forces 
> the system into a "swappy place" whereas letting the dymanic 
> allocation occur might have worked out better.  Can't say for sure, 
> just thinking out loud....
>
> Just curious about what your performance metrics look like while 
> running that command.
>
> - Dan
>