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Bug#838919: closed by Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> (Re: Bug#838919: debian-installer: please calculate swap parition according to max RAM supported by the motherboard)

On Wed, 2016-09-28 at 16:20 +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> The thing is, right now, the user has two choices:
> 1) Trust d-i to make the right choices once, even though more RAM is
> likely to be added later on, at which point there won't be enough swap
> to save the suspend image;

Why do you think it's likely?  Hibernation is mostly used on laptops
and I don't believe they often get RAM upgrades; in fact increasingly
they don't have even have sockets for RAM upgrades.

> 2) Perform every tiny step of the partitioning and filesystem creation
> manually in order to take into consideration the memory controller's
> maximum supported RAM capacity.
> The former is inadequate, the later is overkill and honestly beyond
> the lay user's skills.
> How about being able to tell the automated partitioning variant how
> much swap we want, but let it calculate the size of the other
> partitions by itself?

How many 'lay users' that would be overwhelmed by the partitioner
nevertheless understand how to upgrade RAM, what swap space is, and why
they might need more than the default?  I think that's a very small
group indeed.


Ben Hutchings
If the facts do not conform to your theory, they must be disposed of.

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