swap file vs swap partition

Richard Lynch ceo at l-i-e.com
Mon Feb 5 06:22:39 UTC 2007

On Sun, February 4, 2007 3:53 pm, Aloha Guy wrote:
> Thanks for the input.  You do have good points.  The only issue with
> swap partitions is that it seems like you need to increase it
> everytime you increase the physical memory.  Is there a swap partition
> size limit that pretty much will handle anything and setting a number
> larger than that will really not offer anything?

What you *might* consider doing:

A swap partition the size of *ONE* RAM chip.

A swap file the size of all your RAM chips.

If you are having kernel panics, you can pull out RAM and then get
your kernel dump, I would presume.

This is a made-up answer from a guy who has no idea what he's talking
about, really...

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