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Re: Unfortunate Dummy.

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 09:44:02PM +0200, Matthias Hentges wrote:
> Am Mon, 2003-09-01 um 20.25 schrieb Carlos Sousa:
> > On 02 Sep 2003 01:43:25 +0800 David Palmer wrote:
> > > The swap file is absolutely necessary.
> > > This is the space on the disc where operating transactions take place.
> > > Without a swap file, you don't have a system.
> > 
> > Bollocks.
> > 
> > Last I looked, swap space (file or partition) is a way to extend virtual
> > memory by grabbing some disk space for the effect, and is thus completely
> > optional. Your system may handle heavier applications simultaneously if
> > you give it some swap space, but as long as you have a decent amount of
> > RAM the system will run perfectly without it.
> > 
> > Actually, if a system *needs* swap space to work correctly, you're
> > probably due for a RAM upgrade.
> Yeah right, you tell that my 1GB RAM P4 box. It's actually running out
> of memory every now and then. Oh well i guess gzipping a 1,2GB mail
> archive (daily backup) takes its toll hehe.

gzipping 1.2 Gb of mail shouldn't require that much ram.

I just gzipped a 900+ meg file and gzip hit a maximum of 592k of virtual

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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