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Re: Swap-space

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 22:59:29 +0800

Erik Wikström wrote:

I'm reading through the Handbook since I'm planning to install DragonFly on
my laptop soon. An in section 6.2 it says that the swap-partition should be
twice the size of the RAM and goes on with examples. However I have to
question the correctness of this, does it still hold true that the swap
should be twice the RAM even with the size of RAM that most computers have

My laptop has 768 MB RAM and I think that 1,5 GB swap is a bit much,
especiall considering that I've only got 40GB on the disk, what would be a
more appropriate size?

Erik Wikström

It is quite rare to need it. It is quite cheap to allocate it.

I just sliced a pair of 120GB in half, put a 1GB swap in
each slice.  Box has 512 MB of RAM, expects 1 GB.

Cheap insurance..... and faster swapping, also.

Bill Hacker

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