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Bug#346589: partman-auto: creates too large swap partitions

Package: partman-auto
Version: 41
Severity: normal

This report applies to the sarge version, but apparently this is still 
the case in the unstable version.

When creating the swap partition, partman-auto chooses twice the total 
memory size. On a modern computer, this is incredibly huge. For a 
server, this can be of some use, but on a desktop computer this is a 
waste of space and an annoyance. On a desktop, the only thing that can 
really make use of such a large swap space is an application becoming 
mad and hugging all memory - in which case you don't want a too large 

Please limit the swap size for the desktop scheme. A value like 256 MB 
sounds reasonable.

 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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