Swap space

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Nov 1 07:43:42 PST 2005

Ian Lord <mailing-lists at msdi.ca> writes:

> I just bought 4 servers with 4 gigs of ram, the documentation proposes
> to use 2 to 3 times the amount of ram for swap... I don't think 12
> gigs of swap would be useful lol, but do I really need to put 4 gigs
> of ram. (It might be useful for kernel dump but...)
> What do you guys do with swap space in this scenario ?

It depends on the system usage.  
You don't *need* any swap at all.
I would advise more swap space than RAM, though, to make sure you can
do a kernel dump.

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