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Re: resizing swap partition

On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 02:13:05PM -0400, Chris Roddy wrote:
> I've recently doubled the memory in two of my systems. Each one
> previously had a swap partition configured that was, in accordance with
> a "rule of thumb" whose origins I've forgotten, exactly two times the
> size of the physical memory in the system.
> Resizing the data partitions on these systems to make room for a larger
> swap space would present only a minor inconvenience, but is it even
> worth that effort? If there's no reason to prefer a 4GB swap partition
> over a 2GB partition for a system with 2GB of physical memory, then I'd
> just as soon leave things as they are.
> Thoughts?
Hi Chris,
I've heard if you have more than 1 GB of memory, swap can be 1 GB with
no need to be more. People also say to have swap on each drive to allow
for faster access to it. when folks had 64mb of memory, it was a bigger
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