Swap Space

Robison, Dave david.robison at fisglobal.com
Thu Jan 6 00:08:02 UTC 2011

On 01/05/11 15:20, Gary Gatten wrote:
>> 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.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but if necessary one could add (and activate) a secondary / additional swap file if necessary without rebooting.  So maybe start with a few gig and add an additional swap file if necessary?
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man swapon

though this won't be as elegant as having it set up as normal swap

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