To swap or not to swap

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Tue Dec 2 11:23:15 PST 2008

>>> Yes, have some swap.   The system uses this space for more than swapping
>>> out processes.  It uses it for paging and for crash dumping.  The
>>> rule of thumb is 2.2 times memory size.
>> why not 2.17?
> Sounds good to me.    Takes one more character to type...
and both 2.2 and 2.17 is nonsense.

the only rule is use as much as needed

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