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> The logic is for things like daemons or infrequently used processes that wake up maybe once a day. They don't need to be in ram all the time needlessly. So swapping out their memory that hasn't been used for N hours isn't a bad thing.

It is, actually. I find such things unacceptable, be they on desktop or server use cases. I put as much or far more RAM in my systems than they will need, and I expect nothing to be swapped until it's actually full. Many other people do as well, which is why the Linux kernel devs finally started fixing the stupidity several years ago. Time for OS X to catch up.

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