roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Jan 5 23:57:02 UTC 2011
Adam Vande More writes:
> > I will be installing 8.1 on a Dell Poweredge 2850, with dual 3 GHz XEON
> > processors and 6GB RAM.
> > What is the recommended swap space?
> > I'm finding conflicting data on this. Some say 0, some say 1 times RAM,
> > others say stay with 2 x RAM.
> Definitely not 0, but 2x would probably be way too much IMO. 4 -
> 6 GB should be enough for most use cases.
One data point:
last pid: 58457; load averages: 1.91, 2.20, 2.27 up 8+19:16:27 18:51:23
166 processes: 5 running, 158 sleeping, 2 stopped, 1 zombie
Mem: 1541M Active, 1267M Inact, 1223M Wired, 195M Cache, 802M Buf, 3440M Free
Swap: 18G Total, 11M Used, 18G Free
(That's 8g total memory.) It's a fairly lightly loaded
A philosophical consideration: modern disks are cheap, and
fairly fast. Repartitioning if you don't have enough is a pain.
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