Memory upgrade and resizing the /swap partition ...
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Tue Dec 27 05:35:19 PST 2005
=?windows-1252?Q?Bj=F6rn_K=F6nig?= <bjoern.koenig at spray.se> writes:
> Kiffin Gish schrieb:
> > I just upgraded my laptop from 512MB to 1024MB memory.
> > It is said that the /swap partition has to be at least as much as
> > the maximum available memory, [...]
> This is more an ancient rule of thumb. You can even have a working
> system without swap at all. Swap will be only used if you have to less
> memory available and it depends on the main purpose of the computer
> how much swap you need.
There is one caveat: you can't get a kernel dump unless you have
enough non-filesystem disk space (normally your swap partition) to
dump it on. This isn't a major issue, though, and you can
force the kernel to recognize less memory if you really need to.
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