RE: swap space size
From: Paul Johnson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Well, that used to be the rule of thumb for a Linux-specific problem
> with swap space. Today, you can run without swap without a problem.
> I keep a gig of swap on hand to avoid out of memory problems at all
> costs and have never hit that.
This is exactly the sort of answer I was looking for. I strongly suspected
that the 2x physical memory rule was the result of some old bug/problem that
has long been handled and that now, it really becomes a choice of your
system, its needs and the needs of your users.