[TriLUG] FW: Is it just me, or...
conrad at cs.unc.edu
Wed Mar 13 17:25:54 EST 2002
On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 05:14:17PM -0500, Dan Chen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 05:03:16PM -0500, Justin Johnson wrote:
> > I'm headed to Intrex shortly to see if the 128MB PC133 SODIMM will work in
> > my machine.
> > If so, I'll be getting two of those :-) So what does that do to my swap
> > space? Anything? In windows there is a 'optimal' swap file size that is =
> > pysical mem + 11MB (Don't ask me). Any such concern with linux? I used the
> > 'auto' partition feature of the install which gave me a swap file of
> > 243(ish)MB (5% of 4GB drive). Good enough?
> Depends on the kernel you're running, but I'm sure that has been
> corrected in the latest distro kernels. I usually match the amount of
> RAM with swap for anything over 512MB. Anything less than 512MB, I use
> 2x physical RAM. In other words, I don't imagine you'll run into trouble
> leaving swap as is.
Why does one use more swap space on a computer with more memory?
Shouldn't it be the other way around? The more RAM, the less swap
space? My thinking leads me to beleive that the rule of thumb should
be something like the amount of swap space should be (x - RAM) MB
where x is the total amount of memory needed. x may equal 100 for a
terminal without X-windows, or maybe 500 for a general purpose computer.
> Dan Chen crimsun at email.unc.edu
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