On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 10:34:54PM -0500, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
> "Oki" == Oki DZ <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Oki> Hi, On a 128Mbytes machine, how much swap space can it
> Oki> handle? Would it be all right to assign it 384Mbytes?
> I typically assign twice as much swap as RAM, I no longer remember the
> rationale behind it, but there's nothing wrong with 384Mb either ;-)
I think the original rationale has to do with core dumps. I read
somewhere that to get a successful core dump swap must be >= 2 * ram.
That said, when was the last time you read into a core dump? When was
that last time you dumped core???
It's just one of those laws of the universe that you don't want to
violate lest you will fly off the surface of the earth at a constant
velocity tangent to a point on the curve. </sillyness>
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