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Re: Best partitioning scheme?

Jeremy  <jeremy@gaddis.nws.net> writes:
Jeremy> The only thing is you have 64 megs of swap on each drive. This
Jeremy> is a total of 256 megs. Linux will not make use of more than
Jeremy> 128 megs, unless you're running a 2.2.x kernel.

This is wrong: Linux will not use more than 128MB of a single swap
partition.  If you need truly gratuitous amounts of swap, you can do
this with having multiple swap partitions.  So even on a 2.0.x kernel, 
the configuration described can have 256MB of active swap.  (Whether
this is worthwhile is another question.)

David Maze             dmaze@mit.edu          http://donut.mit.edu/dmaze/
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