swap sizing

Bruce Evans bde at zeta.org.au
Mon May 30 20:35:42 PDT 2005

On Tue, 31 May 2005, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

> On Tuesday, 31 May 2005 at 11:48:19 +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 May 2005, Ken Gunderson wrote:
>>> And of course that you need at least as much swap as ram if you
>>> want to get a full dump...
>> Of course not.  The dump can be written to any disk device that you
>> don't care about overwriting.
> Sure.  And, apart from swap, what would that be?  Why not use it for
> swap while you're not dumping to it?

Because if swap is configured than it might be used.


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