Re: swap size
it also depends on the largest sized programs you gonna be using...
if the binary is yoru typical 100K binarys and its datafiles is
just 100M....you will never need 1Gb of disks....
also depends on hwo the apps are written to be tunable or not
for thevarious hardware config....lots or memory or virtual mem
and fast/slow drives...
the 1x or 2x ram rule came from the old days of running 100K binaries
with 10M or 100M data files with 64Mb of ram setc...
and going backwards in time....
On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Nate Amsden wrote:
> depends what the machine is doing and how many disks you have, i for one
> never like to have more then 256MB of swap on any one disk.. more then
> that and the system can slow to a crawl(which is better then a
> crash....). Unless you got really really fast hdds. My desktop has 512MB
> of ram and 377MB of swap(usually i do 128MB of swap per disk ..and as i
> mentioned above, 256MB max) ..so if it were my machine i would have in
> the range of 700-800MB of swap.
> but of course that depends on what the box will be doing.
> email@example.com wrote:
> > a couple of days ago a was configuring a bunch of boxes with 1G ram
> > and i allocated 1G of swap, because my boss said so. a co-worker then
> > told me that the appropriate amount of swap to allocate should be
> > twice the ram. i really don't see the point of having the swap to be
> > twice the size of ram, especially since i have 1G of it. there must
> > be a point of diminishing return regarding swap allocation. is there
> > even a point of allocating swap on a system with 1G ram if so what's
> > the magic size?
> > thanks
> > pd
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