Re: Swap Space
>>"Robert" == Robert D Hilliard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I have 96M of RAM, I use swap space of about 3 times my RAM.
Robert> The rule of thumb of three times RAM has always seemed highly
Robert> illogical to me. A machine with 8 mb probably needs much more
Robert> than 24 mb, while one with 97 mb probably doesn't need any.
Probably. It is just reflex now, after a decade of doing
this. I *had* managed to run out of swap with 32M of RAM and 64M os
swap a couple of months ago (running Emacs, a kernel compile,
netscape, povray, and compiling a multithreaded rpc client at the
same time), so I decided to go back to the times three rule when I
upped the RAM (disk space is cheap, relatively)
"SCCS, the source motel! Programs check in and never check out!"
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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