Re: swap size
depends what the machine is doing and how many disks you have, i for one
never like to have more then 256MB of swap on any one disk.. more then
that and the system can slow to a crawl(which is better then a
crash....). Unless you got really really fast hdds. My desktop has 512MB
of ram and 377MB of swap(usually i do 128MB of swap per disk ..and as i
mentioned above, 256MB max) ..so if it were my machine i would have in
the range of 700-800MB of swap.
but of course that depends on what the box will be doing.
> a couple of days ago a was configuring a bunch of boxes with 1G ram
> and i allocated 1G of swap, because my boss said so. a co-worker then
> told me that the appropriate amount of swap to allocate should be
> twice the ram. i really don't see the point of having the swap to be
> twice the size of ram, especially since i have 1G of it. there must
> be a point of diminishing return regarding swap allocation. is there
> even a point of allocating swap on a system with 1G ram if so what's
> the magic size?
> "As a general rule, if you have trouble
> with the binary system, then probably it
> is because you do not really understand
> the decimal system ..."
> R.W. Hamming
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