RAM increase + swap

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Wed Aug 20 14:10:50 PDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 03:59:41PM +0100, Richard Tobin wrote:
> > If I put in additional 256MB RAM module ontop my already 256MB
> > system, don't I need to increase the /swap partition size?
> No.  In fact you will need less swap space now.
> The 2xRAM rule-of-thumb makes very little sense.

Its a good basic rule. It just depends on what you run. Having a 1:1 or 
a 2:1 (mem swap) is a good idee even when you don't use it. A computer 
that normaly don't need swap can crash if it sudenly does need a little 


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