swap sizing

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Mon May 30 08:05:27 PDT 2005


On larger systems sporting several gigs of ram, what it the recommended
swap scheme?  I'm aware of the 2x ram rule of thumb and also that this
rule is considered "old school" by many.  And of course that you need
at least as much swap as ram if you want to get a full dump...
But other than that it seems we pretty much don't want/need to be
swapping at all on modern machines.  Curious what folks are doing in the
modern world with larger systems.


Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

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