Swap size

Gabriel Linder linder at jeuxvideo.com
Thu Jul 19 08:03:11 UTC 2007


I plan to setup FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on my Core Duo laptop with 1GB of RAM.

The handbook says "ideal swap size is 2xRAM", so should I use 2GB of 
swap ? This seems a bit huge to me, I never used more than 400MB on Linux.
If so, is there a limit of swap partition size (or number) on i386 (for 
Linux it's 2GB per partition and 32 partitions max, but I don't know for 
FreeBSD) ?

I plan to use two slices so I can have 2x1GB of swap anyway, I'm just 
curious :-)

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