freebsd-performance Digest, Vol 3, Issue

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at
Thu May 1 18:04:59 PDT 2003

Doveclaw wrote:
>         I'm not really sure why the idea of having so much swap is taken to be
> so absurd or even expensive. I would think, if you could afford 2-4gb of
> ram you could afford buying a few extra gigs or an extra hd for swap.
> I'm not saying I would do this myself, it just seems like theres been a
> whole lot of strange reactions to the practice. 4GB of some kind of DDR
> SDRAM costs somewhere around a grand.. 8GB of hard drive space is
> nothing in comparison.

Old People.

It's the same reason that people think 8% of a 120GB hard drive
is "a lot of space" and refuse to set their free reserve on their
FS's high enough to avoid fragmentation.

-- Terry

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