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

On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Le lundi 09 janvier 2006 à 15:31 +0100, maximilian attems a écrit :
> > > Please limit the swap size for the desktop scheme. A value like 256 MB 
> > > sounds reasonable.
> > 
> > no that's not enough for suspend to disc there you need double of the
> > value.
> When our default kernel doesn't even support suspend to disk, it seems
> strange to waste so much space for it.

that's pretty much wrong, it does support it.
egrep SUSP /boot/config-2.6.15-1-686 

also if you use initramfs-tools it will automatically parse your
boot up resume setting and do the right thing.
it may be wishlist to have the d-i grub-installer or lilo-installer
add the resume arg for the created swap to the boot args??
> > also it's nice to have more swap for bigger apps running on desktop
> > boxes
> Which applications? When you get to the point your desktop is using 2GB
> of swap, it is completely unusable.

well usual bloated desktop stuff, that the user wish:
oowriter + inkscape + scribus + firefox + ..

but i agree double the size of ram may be to much for 1g ram boxes,
the size of ram would be enough.


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