To swap or not to swap

Mikel King mikel.king at
Tue Dec 2 09:06:27 PST 2008

On Dec 2, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Anthony M. Rasat wrote:

> Fellas, I need opinions. Asus Eee PC, SSD storage, 512MB RAM, with  
> GNOME and other desktop thingy (testing out of curiousity).
> Question is, swap or no swap? Remember, this is SSD, it is  
> reasonable to have no swap. However, what if I wanted OpenOffice?  
> This beast is memory hog AFAIK. Thanks for opinions.
> -- 


	SSD or no, I feel that you should treat it as you would any other  
hard disk. Plan for a swap space, albeit a smaller one than you would  
normally allocate perhaps.


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