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Re: Corel/Debian Linux Installer

On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Sarel J. Botha wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 04:41:11PM -0400, Aaron Faby wrote:
> > or  "Use Recommended Partition Table", which will basically be a swap
> > partition and just a plain ole "/" partition which will be fine for most
> yup, crack.linuxppc.org fell over once, just because the guy who set it up
> made swap smaller than 2x RAM :)

This is such a gastly myth. The size of swap+ram is what is important in
linux, not the size of swap as in some other systems. It used to be that
with some unixes RAM acted as a cache for swap, the total available VM at
any time was equal to the amount of swap you had [ie each page in ram was
pre-comitted a location in swap]. In linux RAM and swap are combined
together to yeild the total amount of available VM. You need to select the
total available amount of VM to match the tasks you will perform - you
don't need to have enough swap to cover your RAM.


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