Re: [Slightly OT] Releasing swap space?
>>>>> Camaleón <email@example.com> writes:
> So, who is going to say that a "/swap" partition is going to be
> needed with 8 GiB of RAM? I wouldn't, I just thought kernel makes
> use of all of the available resources are allocates them to get the
> best performance. Meaning: if you have available resources (i.e.,
> unused swap) they will be used.
When preparing some files to be written to a DVD+R, I'd usually
put them to /tmp/. The total volume of the files in such a case
may easily exceed the amount of the physical RAM I have on the
host, so the swap gets used.
IOW, I consider swap to be not only the disk space that gets
used in the case there's insufficient physical RAM, but also the
space that I can easily use for temporary files.
Therefore, it's my preference, and everlasting recommendation,
to have about 3% of the disk space allocated for swap.
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